HOUSTON COUNTY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - A Houston County man is getting tested for rabies after a kitten with the disease scratched him.
This isn't the first incident involving rabid animals in Houston County this summer. Two rabid foxes attacked residents just last month.
The Houston County Health Department wants you to be on the lookout for rabid animals. They tell us rabies is a viral infection carried in animal saliva.
A person can get rabies by getting saliva in open wounds, eyes, or mouth.
Wild animals are the most likely to carry the virus, and the most common wild animals to have it are raccoons, foxes, skunks, bats, and stray cats and dogs.
The kitten in this incident was euthanized and sent to a lab for testing.