CDC investigating after adopted dog in Chester County, Pennsylvania diagnosed with rabies

The CDC is conducting a multi-state investigation after a dog brought to the United States from overseas contracted rabies.

That dog had been adopted by a family in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Health experts say cases like this are why it’s so important to vaccinate your animals.Vaccines are required for dogs to play at West Goshen dog park. Owners say this is the only way to feel safe.

“It’s critical. I want her to be around as long as possible. She’s part of the family,” said Danny Reiner from Exton.

He’s one of many pet owners there who said they had no idea there was a rabid dog in the county.

“I would like to know where the dog came from that caused that,” said Michael Hart from West Goshen Township.

The CDC says an international rescue group had brought the dog to the U.S. from Azerbaijan.

It was with 33 other dogs and a cat on a plane that landed at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on June 10.

It was then adopted by a family in East Whiteland Township, but within days began behaving strangely.

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