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Nine cases of rabies confirmed in central Pa.

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 4, 2016 2:37 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Nine cases of rabies have been confirmed in five central Pennsylvania counties, and humans were exposed in two cases.

The state Department of Agriculture says the cases last month occurred in Adams, Cumberland, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties.

The animals involved in five of the cases were raccoons, while other cases involved a fox, a bat and two cats.

Humans were exposed in cases in Cumberland County involving a fox and one of the cats.

People are being asked to comply with state law requiring all dogs and non-feral cats three months of age and older to be vaccinated against rabies.

Periodic booster vaccinations are required to maintain lifelong immunity.

People should also avoid contact with wild animals and keep pets away from them, especially animals acting abnormally.

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