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First rabies case of the year in Angelina Co. confirmed

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ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

The first rabies case of the year in Angelina County has been confirmed after a skunk was tested by the Texas Department of State Health Service.

According to Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches, a resident living off of FM 326 called the sheriff’s office after he said he shot a skunk. The resident observed the skunk was out during the day and snapped at their dog,

Animal control was called out to retrieve the skunk and sent it off to the State Health Service Rabies Lab in Austin.

According to Sanches, the results came back positive for rabies on Wednesday.

Sanches warned county residents that this is the first case of the year for rabies.  He said if anyone comes across a skunk acting aggressive or is out during the day, to call the sheriff’s office.

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