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Were You Exposed to a Rabid Kitten?

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Health Officials Seeking Anyone Who May Have Been Exposed to Rabid Kitten Found in Oklahoma City.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is looking for anyone who had direct contact with a rabid kitten found in the area of N.W. 10th and Purdue Street near the Central Oklahoma Winnelson Company on or around June 8.

The kitten was orange and white in color and was about 6-8 weeks old. It was flea-infested, and had an unsteady gait, matted eyes, and drainage from the eyes and nose. The animal died June 11. Testing at the OSDH Public Health Laboratory later confirmed the presence of rabies.

Public health officials are advising anyone who may have been bitten, or who may have come in direct contact with the kitten between May 29 and June 8 to contact the OSDH epidemiologist-on-call at (405) 271-4060 or (800) 234-5963 (24/7 availability).