2 boys being treated for rabies in Berkeley Co.

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Two Berkeley County boys who were recently scratched by a stray cat are now being treated after the animal tested positive for rabies.

The incident happened in the Oakley Point subdivision near Moncks Corner.

About 400 people in the state have to get rabies shots each year after being bitten or scratched by a rabid animal. Most often, wild animals have the disease, but domestic pets carry it as well.

The Department of Health wants to remind everyone to vaccinate their pets because state law does require it.

If you think you have been bitten by a rabid animal, see a doctor immediately and contact DHEC. Rabies can be deadly if not treated.

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