Rabies Cases Increasing in Monmouth County

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Baby raccoon washing food before eating it.

MONMOUTH COUNTY-A New Jersey 101.5 report cites an uptick in rabies cases around New Jersey, including Monmouth County.  According to the New Jersey Department of Health, the most commonly infected animals are raccoons, skunks, groundhogs and cats.

Cats have accounted for 90% of the domestic animal cases in New Jersey since 1989. For the last 5 years, there has been an average of 18 cats infected with rabies annually.

 


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