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Bridgeport Man Bitten By Rabid Raccoon

A raccoon that bit a Bridgeport resident last month has tested positive for rabies.
A raccoon that bit a Bridgeport resident last month has tested positive for rabies. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A raccoon that bit a Bridgeport man last month has tested positive for rabies, according to the Connecticut Post.

The raccoon bit a man on Summerfield Avenue, the Post said.

Tests on the animal confirmed a positive diagnosis for rabies, and the bite victim was notified and treated with the rabies vaccine, the Connecticut Post said.

Rabies is a potentially fatal viral disease that causes madness and convulsions in animals, and can be transferred to humans via bites. 

Read the Connecticut Post article here.

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