ROME, N.Y. – A kitten in Rome tested positive for rabies after exposing multiple adults and other pets, according to the Oneida County Health Department.
The positive test results came back from the Wadsworth Center Laboratory on Aug. 7.
The people and pets exposed to the rabid kitten were all treated with post-exposure prophylaxis.
Signs of rabies include animals acting mad, shy or foaming from the mouth.
According to the health department, all cats, dogs and ferrets over three months old should have up-to-date rabies vaccinations.