A Weld County woman thought it would be a good idea to bring home a baby raccoon that was abandoned by its mother. That baby raccoon tested positive for rabies, so 21 people had to be treated with rabies exposure.

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Officials are telling citizens to reduce the risk of rabies, to vaccinate your pets and to stay away from wild animals. All mammals can be at risk for contracting rabies.


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