Child recovering after being attacked by rabid raccoon in Massachusetts community

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The child is expected to be fine.
The attack on a young child by a raccoon last week has prompted officials in one Massachusetts community to remind people to keep a close eye on children and pets.

The warning came as Arlington Police Chief Julie Flaherty and Director of Health and Human Services Christine Bongiorno announced the raccoon tested positive for rabies.

Police were called to a home on Fountain Road on Oct. 14 around 4:15 p.m. for a report that a young child had been bitten by an animal, police said.

When officers arrived, they saw the child, who was under the age of 5, was being placed into an ambulance and given medical care by members of the Arlington Fire Department with the child's…
Scott J. Croteau | scroteau@masslive.com
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