10 people, 2 dogs exposed to rabid cat in Ga.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Chatham County say a rabid cat has bitten or scratched 10 people and two dogs.

WTOC-TV Thursday (http://bit.ly/VK7oMC ) reported the feral cat bit at least one person and scratched others before being reported to animal control on Nov. 28.

Officials say the cat was quarantined, tested positive for rabies and died at the animal shelter.

Authorities say the pet dogs that came into contact with the cat have been vaccinated. They'll be quarantined and monitored for 45 days.

Officials at the Environmental Health Department say no one was hospitalized. People who came into contact with the cat were told to visit their doctors.

Authorities say people should never touch, feed or handle unfamiliar animals.


Information from: WTOC-TV, http://www.wtoctv.com/

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