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Otter, raccoon, test positive for rabies in Miami

November 23, 2018

MIAMI (AP) — Public health officials say an otter that bit a person tested positive for rabies in one Miami-Dade County neighborhood.

The Miami Herald reports that it’s the first rabid otter identified in the county this year.

Department of Health officials say the otter bit a person and the animal later died. Four people may have been exposed and were told to seek treatment.

In a separate case, a seventh raccoon in Kendall also tested positive for rabies.

That makes 10 confirmed rabid animals in Miami-Dade this year.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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