STRATFORD, NJ (CBS) – Officials say a raccoon removed from a yard in Stratford, New Jersey has tested positive for rabies.

On August 19, officials say a homeowner’s dog attacked the raccoon in the yard.

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The raccoon was picked up by an animal control officer and taken to the state’s Public Health & Environmental Laboratories in Trenton.

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Officials say there are no known human exposures so far.

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On August 23, officials were notified that the raccoon was rabid.

The dog is current on its rabies vaccinations. The owners of the dog were advised to have the dog receive a rabies booster vaccination, and confine and observe the animal for 45 days.

“Although rabies is a serious illness, it can be prevented by early treatment,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Health Department.

“If you have been bitten or scratched by a wild animal it is important that you seek immediate medical attention.”

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Residents can call the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services at 856-374-6370 for more information.