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Cat Tests Positive for Rabies in Wicomico County

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SALISBURY, Md.- Environmental health officials in Wicomico County say a feral cat found in the Friendship Road area of Pittsville has tested positive for rabies.

Officials said Monday reminded residents to stay away from feral cats and other stray animals posing a serious public health threat to both humans and domestic animals. Feral cats may carry and spread diseases such as rabies, cryptosporidiosis, giardiasis, toxoplasmosis, bartonellosis (cat scratch fever) and salmonellosis. These diseases are known to cause serious illness and in some cases, if left untreated, are fatal.

Officials are advising county residents to stay away from feral/stray cats and to make sure their pets are vaccinated for rabies.

To report abnormal animal behavior, call Animal Control at the Wicomico County Humane Society: (410) 749-7603. All animal bites or scratches should be reported to the Wicomico County Health Department at (410) 546-4446.
 
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