HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - If you get bit by an animal you don't know. Know matter how small it may be, you need to take special precautions.

We explain why in this weeks Neighborhood Health Watch.

Dr. Sheena Keene in Henrico is watching out for rabies.

Rabies is a virus that is spread through bites from infected animals.

Symptoms of rabies include difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms, fever, drooling, numbness,  excitability and convulsions.

Contact your doctor immediately try to get treatment as soon as possible.

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