McCOOK — A calf from Hitchcock County has tested positive for rabies.

McCook veterinarian Cort Mohr said that tests on the calf came back positive last week.

Mohr said younger animals such as the calf are typically inquisitive, and that the calf probably became infected with the virus when making contact with a skunk or raccoon.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said it’s the first confirmed case of rabies in the county for the year. So far in 2013, the Nebraska agency has confirmed 10 skunks, six bovines, one llama, one horse, one dog, three cats and four bats testing positive for rabies.

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