Rabid fox attacks 4-year-old boy in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, N.C. — A rabid fox that attacked a 4-year-old boy in Jamestown on Saturday has tested positive for rabies, according to the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services.

Nasir Jones (WGHP)

Nasir Jones (WGHP)

The attack happened Saturday afternoon around 5 p.m. at a home on Kearns Street.

Nasir Jones, 4, was playing outside with other children when he was attacked by the fox, according to family members.

The fox then bit an adult who was visiting from out of town.

Relatives say they were able to fight off the fox by kicking it and beating it with chairs.

The boy was taken to the emergency room where he received treatment. He continues to receive rabies shots daily.

Animal control officials trapped the fox, euthanized the animal and tested it for rabies.

This is the fifth confirmed case of animal rabies in 2014.

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