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Lord Fairfax Health District warns Strasburg residents of rabies risk

4 December 2020 Shenandoah County News


On Nov. 28, a small black cat, possibly feral, attacked several people in the area of the 500 block of West King Street in Strasburg, according to the Lord Fairfax Health District.

The Lord Fairfax Health District says the cat was captured, died two days later, and tested positive for rabies.

Anyone who may have had contact with this cat since Nov. 20, especially if the cat bit, scratched, or licked them, should seek medical care immediately for potential rabies exposure. In addition, a person whose pet may have come in contact with this cat during the same time period should consult a veterinarian.

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