Warning: 18 Rabid Animals Reported Near Ocean City

Rise of aggressive raccoon attacks in the area

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Public health officials say 18 animals in Worcester County have tested positive for rabies this year, and say there are reports of aggressive raccoon attacks in Ocean City.

The Worcester County Health Department said Monday that 15 other animals suspected of having rabies have been in contact with people or pets. Officials are urging that residents immediately report aggressive or threatening wildlife to law enforcement or animal control.

Officials reminds residents that state law requires vaccination against rabies for all dogs, cats and ferrets over 4 months of age.


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