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N.H. Health Officials Seeking Massachusetts Man Who May Have Been Exposed To Rabies

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State health officials are asking for the public's help in identifying a Massachusetts man who may have been exposed to rabies.

The Department of Health and Human Services says the man came in contact with a baby raccoon on September 20th in Conway, where he helped a local resident remove two baby raccoons from Route 16. The raccoons were brought to a wildlife rehabilitation center where they were later found to have rabies.

According to the CDC, it can take weeks to months before rabies symptoms manifest in humans, but once they do the disease is almost always fatal.

Health officials are now trying to reach the man to see if he may need treatment. He is described as medium build in his mid-30s, with short or shaved light hair and tattoos on his arms. He drove a large pickup truck with oversized tires and Massachusetts plates.

Officials are asking the man to contact the state’s Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at 603-271-4496.

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