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Rabid animals found in Kirkland, Rome

Two animals in Oneida County have tested positive for rabies, according to the county health department.

Posted: Jan 14, 2021 2:25 PM

Two animals in Oneida County have tested positive for rabies, according to the county health department.

A raccoon found in Kirkland and a bat found in Rome were both sent to the Wadsworth Center laboratory for testing on Tuesday. Both came back positive for rabies on Wednesday.

The health department says a cat was exposed to the bat, and received a booster shot.

People are reminded to avoid animals that appear to be rabid, and keep up with pet vaccinations.

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