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Raccoon tests positive for rabies in Chatham Co.

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A raccoon in Chatham County has tested positive for rabies, according to the Chatham County Health Dept. 

The raccoon was trapped after a family dog got into a fight with the raccoon near Fort Argyle Road. The dog is current on his vaccinations and no humans were exposed to the raccoon, according to the health dept. 

Symptoms of rabies in animals include a change in behavior, biting, aggression, showing no fear of natural enemies (such as humans), foaming at the mouth and paralysis. 

If an animal ever bites you, seek medical care immediately and contact Chatham County Animal Control at 912.525.2408 and the Chatham County Health Department Environmental Health Division at 912.356.2160.

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