The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

March 10, 2013

Mercer County reports 1st rabies case of 2013

The Associated Press

BLUEFIELD — A person in Bluefield is undergoing treatment for rabies after being bitten by a raccoon that tested positive for the disease.

The Mercer County Health Department tells media outlets that it’s the first rabies case reported in the county this year.

Three cases were confirmed in 2012.

The department says the person was trying to intervene between the raccoon and the dog when they were bitten.