Rabies Case Confirmed In Hyde County

There's been a confirmed case of rabies in another Eastern Carolina county.

Hyde County says its first confirmed case of 2010 was found on Jacks Road in the Engelhard community last Friday. The health department says the rabid raccoon broke into a seven foot high wire fence dog pen and attacked two dogs. The owner of the dogs removed the raccoon with a "catch stick".

The rabid animal managed to escape, but was eventually shot and killed by the owner.

The health department reminds residents that if you're bitten by a wild or stray animal to immediately contact a physician.

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