Glasgow-Area Stray Cat Test Positive For Rabies After Biting Two Residents

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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising New Castle County residents who live – or spend time – in the area of Four Seasons Parkway, near Route 896 in Newark, of a positive case of rabies in a stray cat that recently came into contact with two humans. The individuals were each bitten by the cat, which had been acting lethargic and presented with wounds of an unknown origin. The cat was tested for rabies, which returned positive results on Thursday, April 29, 2021. The individuals have begun treatment for rabies exposure.

Anyone who thinks they might have been bitten, scratched, or come in contact with a stray cat in this area should immediately contact their health care provider or call the DPH Rabies Program at 302-744-4995. An epidemiologist is available 24/7. Anyone in the area who thinks a feral cat might have bitten their pet should call their private veterinarian for examination, treatment, and who will report the exposure to Delaware Department of Agriculture.

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