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2 confirmed cases of rabies on Fort Hood, 1 human exposed

FORT HOOD - Two separate cases of rabies have been identified on post by the Fort Hood Veterinary Center, and there has been one confirmed case of human exposure to rabies.

The first rabies case involved a skunk found on May 12, that was seen acting strangely in a motor pool on Motorpool Rd. The second rabies case involved a gray and white kitten that attacked a Fort Hood resident outside a home on Central Dr. on May 16.

“At this time, there is one confirmed exposure and the victim has started post exposure rabies prophylaxis,” Dr. John Kuczek, the officer in charge of the Fort Hood Veterinary Center said in a release.

Following these cases, Public Health Command and the Fort Hood Veterinary Center encouraged all residents to avoid handling wild or stray animals, and make sure their pets were vaccinated for rabies.

An animal infected with rabies may not show signs of the virus until late in the disease, but they can still spread the virus while not showing symptoms.
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