Raccoon tests positive for rabies in South DeKalb

A raccoon found on Albatross Lane off Columbia Drive in South DeKalb last week tested positive for rabies, officials announced Tuesday.

Rabies, which affects the brain, is usually passed from animal to animal but can be passed from animals to humans.

Anyone who has been bitten or scratched by an animal should seek medical attention immediately, county officials said. Also, residents are advised to watch pets and contact DeKalb County Animal Control if the animals behave strangely.

Residents are responsible for vaccinating pets every year and registering the tag with Animal Control.

For more information, contact 404-294-2996 and select option 2.

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