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Officials confirm stray kitten tested positive for rabies in Cordele

The Department of Public Health said a stray kitten recently attacked several people in downtown Cordele. (Source: WALB) The Department of Public Health said a stray kitten recently attacked several people in downtown Cordele. (Source: WALB)
CORDELE, GA (WALB) -

The Department of Public Health said a stray kitten recently attacked several people in downtown Cordele.

That cat was tested and confirmed to have rabies.

Health officials remind you that not all rabid animals act aggressively.

They said if you have been bitten or scratched by a stray or domestic animal, wash and rinse the wound thoroughly, get medical attention and notify your health department.

Residents in the area are strongly advised to get their dogs and cats vaccinated.

Officials said you should educate your children on rabies.

Also do not pick up stray animals. Instead, call animal control.

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