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Officials warn of rabies outbreak in Central Park By Cassie Spodak and Aspen Steib, CNN January 29, 2010 6:27 p.m. EST This article is about a rabies outbreak in New York, specifically the Central Park area. The officials are saying the rabies could spread from the raccoons to humans. Health investigators have confirmed 28 rabid raccoons in or near the Central Park area this month and last month. The situation has been monitored since December and the health department still doesn’t have a clear reason to why this is happening. There is increased vaccinations and authorities in New York suggest that pets be kept on leashes and be aware of the raccoons. Marlene Elizondo a nurse said that it is more likely for a human to come in contact with a rabid raccoon. If rabies is left untreated it affects the central nervous system and will cause death. If a person comes in contact with infected animals then they should get treated immediately. There were no medical terms used in the article.
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