Rabid Raccoon Kills Dog In Hyde County

Another case of rabies has been found in Eastern Carolina and this time the rabid animal killed a dog.

The Hyde County Health Department confirmed the county's first case of the year.

On Wednesday a dog was attacked and killed by a raccoon at a home on North Lake Road. The raccoon was killed by the dog's owner and then sent to the state lab for testing.

Rabies is a fatal disease, so if you're bitten by a stray animal contact a physician immediately.

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