Raccoon Exposes Lee County Woman To Rabies

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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Post-exposure treatments are being administered to a Lee County woman after she was bitten by a raccoon who tested positive for rabies, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported.

The agency announced the infection Monday. They did not release additional information about the incident.

DHEC recommends that people avoid wild animals acting tame and tame animals acting wild.

About 275 South Carolinians must undergo preventative treatment for rabies each year.

There were 107 confirmed cases of animal rabies during 2011 in South Carolina. There have been 131 confirmed cases in animals statewide this year.

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