Fox that Attacked Jogger Found to be Rabid

The following notice was received from VB Alert system and is being passed on as an update to the previous post linked below to a fox attack on Wednesday in Cape Story along the Cape Henry trail.  Previous post click here https://sdcc.info/2019/08/15/fox-attacks-jogger-along-cape-henry-trail-in-cape-story/

 

This is an emergency notification from the Virginia beach Department of Public Health. Please do not hang up. On Tuesday August 13, 2019, a rabid fox was found in the twenty two hundred block of Maple Street in the Cape Story by the Sea Subdivision. The fox tested positive for rabies after having an altercation with an adult on a bike path. The fox is now deceased. Rabies is 100% fatal if left untreated. If anyone in your household, including your pet, has had any exposure to stray or wild animals in this area within the past few weeks, please contact your physician or the Health Department at five one eight two seven zero zero between 8:15 to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Do not call 911 unless you have an emergency.

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