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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Officials with the Allegheny County Health Department say a rabid raccoon was found in Green Tree Borough.

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According to health officials, the raccoon was found in the 1500 block of Glencoe Avenue and brought to a Health Department facility where it tested positive for rabies.

It is the third rabid animal reported in Allegheny County so far this year. The previous two include a bat and another raccoon.

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The Health Department is reminding residents to avoid stray and wild animals.

The rabies virus is transmitted by an animal bite or scratch, and exposures due to a bite or scratch are almost always fatal when left untreated. Anyone who believes they’ve been bitten should clean the area immediately and then seek emergency medical treatment.

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Anyone who believes they’ve seen a rabid animal is urged to contact police, their local animal control service or the Pennsylvania Game Commission.