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White-tailed deer tests positive for rabies as hunting season opens

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A white-tailed deer has tested positive for rabies in the area of Kings Creek Circle and Road 273 in Rehoboth Beach, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health.

The division reported that the deer was showing signs of symptoms and was removed from a residential property on Sept. 1. It was then tested for rabies, and the results came back positive on Sept. 8.

Anyone who thinks they may have been bitten, scratched or come in physical contact with a white-tailed deer in this area — which is on the bayside of the highway near the Kings Creek Country Club, or in the area behind Jungle Jim’s — should immediately contact their health care provider or call the DPH Rabies Program at 302-744-4995. An epidemiologist is available 24/7.

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Source: GANNETT Syndication Service