Frederick cat tests positive for rabies

Frederick cat tests positive for rabies
Posted at 10:12 PM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 22:28:53-04

Frederick County health officials are looking for people who may have come into contact with a rabid cat.

The Maryland Department of Health Rabies Laboratory said a cat from Libertytown tested positive for the rabies virus.

The cat, described as a black-and-white domestic short haired male was picked up by Animal Control near the 7-Eleven in Libertytown on July 3.

The Health Department recommends any people who may have had contact with this cat since June 19, 2017 to consult their health care provider and call FCHD's Community Health Services Office at 301-600-3342.  If any pets had contact with the cat, consult with your veterinarian and notify the FCHD's Environmental Health Office at 301-600-1717.