- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A Bridgeport resident who was bitten by a raccoon that tested positive for rabies is receiving the vaccine to treat the disease.

Officials in Connecticut’s largest city on Monday warned people to stay clear of wildlife and urged them to notify officials of animals showing unusual behavior.

The victim was bitten on Jan. 30. The raccoon was captured and killed and the state Department of Public Health Laboratory in Rocky Hill confirmed the rabies diagnosis.

Rabies is a virus carried by mammals that affects the brain and central nervous system.

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