Suspected rabies case in Cumberland County

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November 27, 2012 12:43:06 PM PST
Health officials in Cumberland County are investigating a possible rabies case.

A dog was picked up on Nov. 26 by animal control officers at Honeybee Drive in Linden. The dog was sent to the state lab for testing. The test reported an "unsatisfactory result" for rabies. For public safety reasons, it is being treated as a positive case although test results were inconclusive.

Residents in the vicinity should remain alert for sick or abnormal acting wildlife. Officials will be in the vicinity to alert residents of the incident.

This is the sixth case of rabies in the county this year.

All pet owners are urged to check the vaccination status of their pets. If pets are not vaccinated or are due for a booster shot, they should be taken to a local veterinarian for rabies vaccination immediately.

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