A rabid cat scratched one person and bit another near Pike & Rose last week, a county official said. A gray domestic short-haired cat with what appeared to be an injured hind leg found in the area of White Flint Station condominiums, near Rockville Pike and Old Georgetown Road, has tested positive for rabies.
Montgomery County public health officials would like to talk to anyone who may have had contact with the cat to discuss the type of contact and any future actions or treatments that may be needed. When left untreated, rabies is fatal in humans.
Please call the Department of Health and Human Services Disease Control Program at 240-777-1755 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. if you think you may have had contact.
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