Officials Warn of Rabid Cat in Muncy

MUNCY — Authorities are warning people in one part of central Pennsylvania after several people were bitten by a cat that tested positive for rabies.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the gray tiger-striped cat was found this weekend on the corner of Lincoln and South Market Streets in Muncy.

Health officials say two people were bitten by the rabid cat and the cat also scratched a third person and bit a dog in Lycoming County.

Officials say anyone who was bitten or had significant exposure to that cat should contact Lycoming County State Health Center at 570-327-3400 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After hours, or to call toll-free, call 1-877-PA-HEALTH.

If a pet has been bitten, you should call your veterinarian.

Talkback 16 Online Discussion:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

5 comments