EASTHAMPTON — The city Health Department is warning residents to be wary of rabid animals after one raccoon tested positive for rabies and results are expected on a second one, officials said.
Two people and two pets were exposed to the animals in two separate cases reported on Friday and Monday in the area of East Green and Clark streets, said Health Director Bri Eichstaedt.
Both raccoons were trapped and sent to the Massachusetts rabies lab in Boston.
The first raccoon was confirmed to be rabid, and officials are waiting for results in the second case. Results are not due