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Cat Exposes Greenville Co. Woman to Rabies

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This animal is the fifth to test positive this year from Greenville County. This animal is the fifth to test positive this year from Greenville County.
A woman is being treated for rabies after being exposed to a cat in the Fountain Inn area that tested positive for the disease.

A Greenville County woman is under a physician's care now according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
 
"About 275 South Carolinians must undergo preventive treatment for rabies every year," said Sue Ferguson of DHEC's Bureau of Environmental Health Services in a released statement, "with most exposures coming from bites or scratches by a rabid or suspected rabid animal. Wild animals carry the disease most often, but domestic pets can contract rabies as well."

DHEC recommends you avoid wild animals acting tame "and tame animals acting wild."

This is the fourth cat from South Carolina with rabies this year, while two dogs have also been diagnosed with the disease.

There have been 107 confirmed cases in animals statewide this year. This animal is the fifth to test positive this year from Greenville County.
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