Health Officials Issue Rabies Warning

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Health officials in two local counties are warning about possible exposure to rabies.

They’re looking for a couple who delivered a baby raccoon to the state Game Commission office in Franklin, Venango County.

The animal may have had rabies, but was lost in transport.

The couple, which may have been from the Seneca/Cranberry area of Venango County, drove a white van with red lettering on the side.

Meantime, a black and white male cat found on Sunset Valley Road in Neshannock Township, Lawrence County, tested positive for rabies.

You don’t have to be bitten to contract rabies – a scratch or fluids from a rabid animal that come in contact with a cut or sore could transmit the disease.

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  • Brea King Knews

    Marty Griffin will let his kids get bitten to uncover the dangerous rabies outbreak …….more at 11

  • Ron Hampe

    If rabies can be transmitted so readily thru a cut or sore, please explain to me why the state allows coon hunters to use dogs that come into direct contact with the raccoon when it is fighting for its life! Trappers too come into direct contact with these animals both live and dead, yet I have never heard of a single case of rabies being transmitted to a coon hound or a trapper.

  • FedUp

    How do you “lose” the raccoon “in transport”? Go figure — State employees — morons. Isn’t that their job . . . their only job . . . to trap and transport the animals??? What idiots.

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