Town officials said Tuesday that a state laboratory has confirmed that a raccoon killed Friday was rabid, the town’s first confirmed rabies case in 14 months.
Police killed the animal after a homeowner in the 100 block of Hilary Place saw the raccoon acting aggressively.
The state’s public health lab in Raleigh confirmed the rabies Monday, the town said.
The last confirmed case of rabies in the town was in August 2013, a town spokeswoman said.
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No people or animals were known to have come in contact with the rabid raccoon, but police asked anyone who encountered the animal Friday to call them so they can be sure no people or animals need treatment.