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Rabies case reported in Clermont

A rabies case has been identified in the 5400 block of Clarks Bridge Road in Clermont.

A rabid raccoon recently made contact with two dogs in the area. The raccoon was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab in Decatur. Hall County Animal Control learned Wednesday that the raccoon tested positive for rabies. 

This is the eighth confirmed case of rabies in the county in 2019.

Signs will be posted in the area where the raccoon was located. If you see an animal acting abnormally in the area, contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 or Hall County Dispatch after hours at 770-536-8812.

Rabies vaccines are available at the Hall County Animal Shelter for $10 Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 1688 Barber Road in Gainesville.

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