Bear Cub That Bit Students To Be Spared

Posted: May 3, 2014 7:57 AM by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Updated: May 3, 2014 9:10 AM

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COLUMBIA - A bear cub that bit 18 students at Washington University Sunday afternoon will not be euthanized. St. Louis County Department of Health does not believe the cub poses a rabies threat.

The cub was present on campus Sunday as part of a "stress-reliever" for students during finals week. After the bites, concern was risen that 18 students were at risk for rabies. The university said in a statement that students are "not at any risk of exposure to rabies and, therefore, will not have to receive treatment".

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