Health officials say avoid wild animals to prevent diseases like rabies

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(WIVB) — As you start to spend more time outside this summer, local health leaders are reminding people to stay away from wild animals.

It’s important to keep your distance to avoid diseases like rabies. Rabies is almost always deadly to humans.

Baby raccoons, skunks and even stray cats could carry the disease.

If you think you’ve been exposed to rabies, contact the Department of Health immediately.

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