A Lynn Haven Raccoon Tested Positive

The raccoon that attacked a Lynn Haven woman earlier this week has tested positive for rabies.

78-year old Ruth Williams said she will receive a series of rabies shots for the at least 20 bites she received when she tried to chase the raccoon with a shovel on Monday.

A Lynn Haven police officer and an animal control employee also are receiving rabies vaccinations.

Williams received the first of four rabies vaccine shots on Wednesday and has also had a rabies immune globulin shot, which helps fight the disease.

Animal control officers later killed the raccoon.

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