Rabies found in Lee County

Lee County Health Department officials are warning you of a case of rabies in South Lee County.

A cat found in South Lee County has tested positive for rabies, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Rabies is spread through a bite or when saliva or brain and spinal cord tissue from an animal with rabies gets into any wound, open skin, eyes, nose or mouth.

Officials are asking you to vaccinate all pets against the virus and to abstain from feeding or handling wild or stray animals.

Click here to read more in the Keokuk Daily Gate City.

If you are wondering what you should look for, especially in your own dog or cat, watch for a fever, change in the bark or growl, agitation, aggressiveness, dilated pupils, seizures or oncontrollable trembling. For a more complete list, click here.

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