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Oct 25, 2013 7:04 PM by Eugene Daniels

First case of rabies in domestic cat since 1966 in El Paso County

EL PASO COUNTY, CO - El Paso County Health has confirmed that a 3-week old kitten in Fountain has tested positive for rabies. This is believed to be the first reported case of a rabid domestic cat in El Paso County since the 60's. 

People who have been in contact with the rabid kitten are being tested by El Paso County Public Health. Rabies is fatal once symptoms appear in humans which infects the brain and ultimately causes death. 

Anyone who could have been in contact with any stray cats in the near South Race Street in Fountain should contact El Paso County Public Health. 

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