Rabid stray cat bites girl in Isle of Wight County

ISLE OF WIGHT, Va. (AP) — A stray cat that bit a girl in Isle of Wight County has tested positive for rabies.

County health officials say the girl had tried to pick up the cat this week in the Smithfield Heights area.

The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/16gk6pb) reports the girl will receive treatment for rabies exposure.

Health officials recommend that people and pets stay away from wild or stray animals and seek treatment immediately for animal bites.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com

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