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Dead Raccoon Tests Positive For Rabies In Camden County

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GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (CBS) – A raccoon removed from a Camden County residence has tested positive for rabies.

Officials say that on Apr. 20, the family dog of a Camden household fought with and killed a raccoon.

Camden County Animal Control picked up the raccoon and tested it for rabies in Trenton.

On Apr. 23, the animal was confirmed to have been rabid.

The dog was up-to-date on its vaccines and has been given a rabies booster. It will also be confined and observed for 45 days from the date of the incident per state law.

Camden County officials urge anyone with questions to visit the CDC website on rabies or call the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services at 856-374-6370.

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