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Anne Arundel County health officials warn residents of rabid cat found in Odenton

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Posted at 10:51 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 23:31:17-05

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is searching for anyone who may have had contact with a rabid cat that was found in the Odenton area.

Officials say the black and white domestic shorthair kitten tested positive for rabies after it was found near near the intersection of Charter Oaks Boulevard and Town Center Boulevard in the Seven Oaks Community.

If you had contact with the kitten in that area within the past two weeks, please call the Anne Arundel County Department of Health at 410-222-7256 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 443-481-3140 after business hours.

Rabies is spread by the bite or scratch of an infected animal. It can also spread when the infected animal’s saliva comes in contact with the eyes, nose, mouth or open cut of a person or another animal.