State health officials said they have confirmed the first case of rabies in an animal this year, and the cat came in contact with an Oconee County woman.
According to a spokesperson for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the woman was exposed to rabies in the Seneca area.
DHEC said the cat tested positive and the woman is receiving treatment.
In 2013, two animals tested positive for rabies in Oconee County and 123 animals statewide.
State law requires pet owners to have their pets regularly vaccinated against rabies to prevent exposure.
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