Man bitten by rabid raccoon

BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) - Beaufort County residents are being put on a rabies alert after a man on Daufuskie Island was bitten by a rabid raccoon.

The man was bitten on a golf course in the Haig Point community. Rabies can be fatal is not treated.

The victim is currently undergoing treatment and under the care of a physician. This is the second confirmed rabid animal in Beaufort County this year and DHEC is advising everyone to stay away from wild animals and have pets vaccinated.

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