Man attacked by rabid fox in Burlington

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — The North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health in Raleigh has confirmed Alamance County’s second rabies case for the year.

According to the Alamance County Health Department, a man was attacked by a fox on Sunday. The attack happened on Moran Street.

The man contacted Burlington Animal Control to pick up the fox and it was sent to the State Laboratory of Public Health for rabies testing.

On Tuesday, it was confirmed that the fox had rabies.

Residents in the area with outdoor pets that may have come in contact with the fox are being asked to call the health department’s Environmental Health office at 336-570-6367 if they have questions or concerns.

 

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