Rabid stray cat bites two Murray County residents

Rabid stray cat bites two Murray County residents

January 1st, 2014 by WRCB-TV Channel 3 in Local - Breaking News

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CHATSWORTH, Ga. - North Georgia health officials are warning residents in one Murray County neighborhood that they may have been exposed to the potentially deadly rabies virus. Two people are undergoing rabies treatment as a precaution after they were bitten and scratched by the same stray cat.

Health officials say the stray cat was a regular visitor at some homes along Old Federal Road South in Chatsworth. But, last week it bit and scratched two different people. Test results have come back showing the cat was infected with rabies.

Rabid cat warnings are posted on mailboxes up and down Old Federal Road South in Chatsworth.

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