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Cat tests positive for rabies in Yorktown

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Posted at 2:57 PM, Jul 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-23 14:57:56-04

Yorktown, Va. – A cat has tested positive for the rabies virus in the area of the 100 block of Old Railway Rd. in Yorktown, according to the Peninsula Health District.

The cat is a black, juvenile female approximately 3-9  months old.

Anyone with information about any exposure to this animal (bite, scratch, or contact with saliva by an open wound or your eyes, nose or mouth) is asked to contact the Peninsula Heath District Newport News Environmental Health office at 757-594-7340.

Exposure also includes direct contact between your pet and this cat.

After hours you may contact the York County Animal Control Office at 757-890-3601.

Rabies has been in the wild animal population on the Peninsula since the mid 1980s.