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Officials: 16th case of rabies confirmed in Guilford County

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Guilford County health officials confirmed a sixteenth case of rabies found on Tuesday.

A raccoon that was found near CoveView Court in Greensboro has tested positive for the rabies virus, according the Guilford County Department of Public Health.

Officials said the animal was captured around noon on Sunday, after biting a 5-year-old girl in the Adams Farm sub-division.

As the sixteenth confirmed case of animal rabies this year, health officials emphasized the need of all domestic pets above the age of four months or older to be vaccinated for rabies as required by state law.

Pet owners in need of having their pet vaccinated can do so by attending one of Guilford County Animal Control’s rabies clinics held Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pleasant Garden Town Hall on Alliance Church Road, or Saturday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Oak Ridge Town Park on Lisa Drive.

Owners will be charged $5 for each vaccination which will protect the animal for one year.

For more information, contact the Guilford County Department of Public Health at (336) 641-5990 or visit www.guilfordhealth.org.