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Birmingham cat confirmed to have rabies virus

Rabies is a fatal disease for both humans and pets

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – The Oakland County Health Division has confirmed a case of the rabies virus in a Birmingham cat.

The agency is urging residents with pets to have them vaccinated against the rabies. Residents are also being asked to stay away from animals such as skunks, bats, raccoons, foxes, and stray cats and dogs.

“People and their pets are urged to avoid encounters with unfamiliar animals, and keep pets protected by getting them vaccinated,” said Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for Oakland County. "Rabies is a fatal disease for both humans and pets and there is no known cure.”

More information about the rabies virus can be found here.


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