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Raccoons test positive for rabies; three dogs exposed

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Thursday, April 25, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
 

Two raccoons recently tested positive for rabies and three dogs were exposed to the disease, the Allegheny County Health Department announced Thursday.

One raccoon was found on Park Lane in Glen Osborne. A dog who had been fighting with the raccoon was exposed to the disease, according to health department spokesman Guillermo Cole.

Two additional dogs, whose owners live on Redgate Road in Aleppo, were also exposed to rabies, Cole said.

All three dogs were vaccinated for rabies. As a precaution, the dogs will be quarantined for three months.

“These incidents are reminders for pet owners to take precautions. State law requires cats and dogs to be vaccinated,” Cole said.

Four raccoons and one cat have tested positive for rabies this year. No humans have been exposed, Cole said.

Last May, three people in Richland received rabies vaccinations because they potentially were exposed to the disease when an infected bat entered their home.

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