Friday, July 1, 2022

Red fox in York County found with rabies

Terrance Circle near J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. (Courtesy Google)
Terrance Circle near J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. (Courtesy Google)

A red fox found in York County has tested positive for rabies.

The fox was found in the 100 block of Terrance Circle in southern York County, according to a Peninsula Health District news release.

Anyone who had exposure to the fox — including bites, scratches, contact between saliva and opens wounds or exposure to family pets — is advised to contact the Health Department at Peninsula Health District at 757-594-7340.

After hours, contact York County Animal Control at 757-890-3601.

Health officials remind all citizens to vaccinate pets, report all exposures to wild animals, and enjoy wildlife from a distance.

Information on when the fox was found, or when people may have been exposed was not immediately available.

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