May 25, 2022

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Prattville girl receives rabies solutions soon after staying scratched by stray cat

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PRATTVILLE  — A Prattville girl has been through rabies treatment plans immediately after becoming scratched by a stray cat.

The cat was analyzed and arrived again constructive for southeastern raccoon rabies, said Dr. Dee Jones, point out veterinarian with the  Alabama Division of Public Health. The incident occurred on Durden Street when the stray cat got into a battle with the woman’s cat. She been given the scratch when she broke up the struggle.

“You will find not a lot of rabies reports coming out of Autauga County,” Jones said. “And typically it is really raccoons that are vectors, not domesticated animals. But this cat was a stray, possible unvaccinated versus rabies and arrived into contact with a rabid raccoon.”

People listen to “rabies” and generally overreact, he claimed.

“Rabies is spread by way of the saliva of the contaminated animal,” Jones mentioned. “I am unaware of a human scenario of rabies staying spread by a scratch from an infected animal. But out of an abundance of warning, we recommend people today who have been scratched by a rabid animal to undertake remedies.”

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