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Health Alert Issued After Rabid Skunk Bites Child

(credit: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

(credit: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

FARMERS BRANCH (CBSDFW.COM) - A public health alert was issued in Farmers Branch after a 10-year-old boy was bitten by a rabid skunk.

It happened at an event with live animals over the weekend. The skunk, which bit the boy on the ankle, wasn’t a part of the event.

The skunk bit the boy on the ankle before it was captured and euthanized by Farmers Branch animal services officers. The child is undergoing treatment.

Health officials have cautioned residents to make sure their pets are vaccinated against the potentially deadly disease.

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