New Jersey Child Attacked by Rabid Raccoon

Authorities say a girl is receiving treatment after she was attacked and scratched by a rabid raccoon in Somerset County.

Health officials tell the Courier News of Bridgewater the girl was leaving a nursery school in the Easton Avenue area of Franklin Township on Nov. 6 when the attack occurred.

The animal was captured and tested positive for rabies.

Another rabid raccoon came in contact with a dog on Sept. 16 in the township.

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