Rabid cat bites Del. resident in Md.

May 04, 2010

Cecil County health officials say a feral cat that bit a Delaware resident in Rising Sun has tested positive for rabies.

Authorities said the animal was displaying rabies symptoms and was being put in a carrier to be taken to a vet when it bit the person. The cat was euthanized and tests confirmed it was positive for rabies.

The bite victim and Delaware health officials were notified. The victim received treatment against the disease, which can be fatal.

Health officials remind residents to vaccinate their pets against rabies and to stay away from wild and stray animals.

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