Raccoon tests positive for rabies; cat bites person in Newport News

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Peninsula health officials on Thursday said a juvenile raccoon tested positive for rabies.

Officials say the raccoon was in the Atkinson Way and Warwick Boulevard area of the city.

In a separate case, officials say they are looking for domestic short hair cat that bit a person on Tuesday, Sept. 13, near Briarfield Road and Jefferson Avenue.

Officials say the victim could have to get rabies shots if the cat is not found. The cat will be placed on in-home confinement for 10 days if it is found.

Anyone who has or may have had contact with the raccoon or has any information about the cat is being asked to contact Health Department at (757) 594-7340.

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