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Rabid raccoon located in Murrayville

A rabies case has been reported in North Hall.

There was contact between a rabid raccoon and a dog in the 5800 block of Bark Camp Road in Murrayville. Hall County Animal Control learned Tuesday that the raccoon, which had been shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab in Decatur, tested positive for rabies.

Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the raccoon was found. People in the area who see an animal acting abnormally are advised to contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 or during non-working hours call Hall County Dispatch 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.

This is the seventh confirmed case of rabies in Hall County in 2018.

Compiled from Hall County Government press release

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