OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Health officials say a raccoon that attacked a person near an Ocean City park has tested positive for rabies.

The Worcester County Health Department said Thursday that a resident reported an aggressive raccoon near Northside Park on Tuesday. Officials say the department later learned about two more people who were charged by what may be the same animal.

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Health department spokeswoman Nedra Johnstone tells The Daily Times of Salisbury that bystanders caught and killed the raccoon. The body was then tested for rabies.

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WBOC-TV reports that the victim of the attack received medical treatment for rabies exposure and is expected to be OK.

Health officials warn that rabies is a continuing issue in the county.

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