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Cat test positive for rabies in Bel Air, health department warns of possible exposure

Two cats test positive for rabies in Maryland
Posted at 1:50 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 13:51:37-04

BEL AIR, Md. — A cat in Bel Air has tested positive for rabies and the health department warns of possible rabies exposure.

On Wednesday, the Harford County Health Department received confirmation from the Maryland Department of Health that a feral, tortoise shell colored, domestic short hair cat found in the Creswell Area of Harford County, tested positive for rabies.

Although this cat was found in the 2300 block of Creswell Road, the health department says it may have exposed other people and pets in the surrounding area.

If you or your pets have had contact with a tortoise shell colored, domestic short hair cat between April 10 and April 20, please contact the Harford County Health Department for a rabies risk assessment by calling 410-612-1774.