Raccoon in Lower Merion Township tests positive for rabies

    Lower Merion Township residents have been put on notice that a raccoon found there has tested positive for rabies.

    “Anyone that has been bitten, scratched or had saliva exposure by any raccoon must receive treatment to prevent this fatal disease,” reads a release from the township.

    An Ardmore resident submitted the animal to the Department of Agriculture for testing in what’s now the first case of animal rabies in Montgomery County this year. Anyone who may have been exposed should call the Montgomery County Health Department Division of Communicable Disease Control at 610-278-5117.

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