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  • SC: Rabid cat may have exposed person to disease in Oconee Co.

    Source: https://www.wspa.com/news/rabid-cat-...-co/1607287679

    Rabid cat may have exposed person to disease in Oconee Co.
    By: DHEC News Release
    Posted: Nov 19, 2018 03:35 PM EST
    Updated: Nov 19, 2018 03:35 PM EST

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (DHEC NEWS RELEASE) - The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported today that one person has been referred to their health care provider after being potentially exposed to rabies by a stray cat that tested positive for the disease.

    The potential exposure occurred on Nov. 13 when the victim was bitten by the stray cat near the City of Westminster. The stray cat was medium sized and had short gray fur with white stripes. On Nov. 15, the cat was submitted to DHEC's laboratory for testing and was confirmed to have rabies on Nov. 16...
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