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Cat Tests Positive for Rabies in Frederick

Officials say an adult, orange domestic short hair cat was picked up on Sunday, December 8 in the 500 block of East Church Street in Frederick after residents observed its unusual behavior.
FREDERICK, Md. - Officials with the Frederick County Health Department say on Tuesday, December 10, they received a report from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene confirming a stray cat has tested positive for rabies. 

Officials say an adult, orange domestic short hair cat was picked up on Sunday, December 8 in the 500 block of East Church Street in Frederick after residents observed its unusual behavior. 

Rabies is a viral disease that infect mammals and is spread through saliva, usually via a bite. The disease is nearly always fatal to humans without proper treatment, according to officials. Symptoms in animals include fear of water, limping, excessive salivation, and unusually friendly or aggressive behavior.

Officials with the Health Department are asking anyone who may have had contact with this cat from November 28 through December 8 should consult their health care provider and call the Health Department at (301)-600-3342.

If your pets have had contact with a stray or wild animal, officials say you should contact Animal Control at (301)-600-1544. 



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