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Pet Owners On Alert For Rabies In North Jersey

A raccoon is seen on a golf course - Lake Buena Vista, FL - Nov 12, 2009 - Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

A raccoon is seen on a golf course – Lake Buena Vista, FL – Nov 12, 2009 – Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

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FAIR LAWN, NJ (WCBS 880) - Fair Lawn’s health officer is sounding the alarm.

Carol Wagner says it is unusual to have a cluster of rabies cases here.

LISTEN:¬†WCBS 880′s Sean Adams reports

As a precaution, a young boy is getting shots after camping in his backyard.

“He was sleeping outside and a raccoon ambled into his area, but he was asleep, so he did not know it, and he woke up to find a raccoon, kind of, scratching at his leg,” Wagner told WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams.

It’s not known if that raccoon is rabid.

Wagner says look for lethargic, disoriented, and aggressive animals.

Keep pets under close watch.

If one is bitten, even it has been inoculated, get a rabies booster.