PASADENA, Md. (WJZ) — A health scare in Anne Arundel County.

Officials say a raccoon found near Fort Smallwood Park in Pasadena has tested positive for rabies.

It’s the 34th case of rabies confirmed in Anne Arundel County this year.

Anyone who may have come in contact with a raccoon should call the department of health immediately at 410-222-7256.

Rabies can be spread by a bite or a scratch or if saliva from the infected animal comes in contact with your eyes, nose, mouth or an open cut.


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