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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.

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