Woman bit by cat with rabies in central Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/8/10

Woman bit by cat with rabies in central Lubbock

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By Kristin Beerman | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Animals may be cute, but teach your kids to never touch a strange animal.  The Lubbock Health Department says that was a hard lesson learned by an adult who took an injured cat to the vet. 

The cat bit the woman that was trying to help her, twice and turned out to have rabies.  The announcement came late Monday afternoon that the good Samaritan is now being treated for rabies.  The cat was found in central Lubbock near 38th and Boston.  Rabies is an infectious disease that affects the nervous system and it can be deadly.

The Health Department says if you are ever bitten by an animal, wash it immediately with soap and water and see a doctor right away and if you notice a stray or wild animal, you are asked to please call Lubbock Animal Services at 775-2058.

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