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Baby Bitten by Rabid Skunk

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Authorities say a skunk that bit a 5-month-old baby several times in the face in Morrison County has tested positive for rabies.

Sheriff Michel Wetzel says officials at Community Animal Hospital in Little Falls gave him that word Wednesday. The baby's family has been advised and will get medical treatment for the infant.


LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) - A 5-month-old baby is being treated for potential exposure to rabies after the child was bitten several times in the face by a skunk in Morrison County.

Sheriff's officials say the baby was outside in a child seat with several other children when the skunk approached Tuesday at a residence near Little Falls.

The home owner retrieved a gun and shot and killed the skunk. The baby was treated at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls. 

Authorities say the dead skunk was taken to a local veterinary clinic where it will be tested for rabies. Results on those tests aren't expected for several days.

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