2 more rabid raccoons found in Allegheny County neighborhoods

PITTSBURGH — The Allegheny County Health Department has confirmed two more raccoons have tested positive for rabies.

According to a release, the raccoons were brought to the health department facilities. One of them was found on Duffield Street in the city of Pittsburgh. The second raccoon was found on Racine Street in Mt. Lebanon.

There have now been 19 confirmed cases of rabid animals in Allegheny County in 2018:

  • 8 raccoons
  • 7 bats
  • 2 cats
  • 1 groundhog
  • 1 fox

The health department recommends avoiding wild animals in order to reduce your exposure to rabies.

If an animal appears to be acting strange or becomes threatening, call the police or Pennsylvania Game Commission.