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Four Cases of Rabid Raccoons found this April in Wards Four and Five

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Ed. Note: I’ve recently been accused of sensationalizing my headlines. All I’m gonna say is I coulda made this one a lot better…

From DC Department of Health:

“The following animals resulted rabid from test results received April 15, 2014. The count of animal rabies in the District for year 2014 is 14 thus far:

Raccoon –1-yr old female, had young, and brain trauma, was found walking slowly on 4/4 at a resident’s yard at the 1400 blk of Webster St. NW in Ward 4.

Raccoon – 1-yr old male was killed by resident’s dogs on 4/7 at the 700 blk of 19th St. NE in Ward 5. Dogs will be placed on quarantine.

Raccoon – 1 old male, thin, with brain trauma and found non responsive and dying on 4/12 at the 4000 blk of 24th St. NE in Ward 5.

Raccoon – 1 old male, thin, with brain trauma was found sick and unaware on 4/10 at the 3000 blk of South Dakota Ave.NE in Ward 5.

Investigation is still pending on any animal or human exposures. Information shall be sent out electronically to the area residents via the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Engagement.”

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