Person attacked by rabid fox in Augusta County, VA

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  • May 21, 2020
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Person attacked by rabid fox in Augusta County, VA

Officials are warning the public to stay vigilant after a rabid fox attacked a person in Augusta County, VA on May 10. According to a statement by health officials, a person in the area of Hildebrand Church Road, off of Rt. 254 west of Crimora, was attacked by an unprovoked fox and bitten around 10 times. The fox was subsequently killed and tested positive for rabies. 

The health department says that anyone in the community that may have come into contact with the saliva of a fox around the same place and time of the attack may have been exposed to rabies. For more information, or if you have concerns about possible exposure, call the Central Shenandoah Health District at 540-332-7830 or visit vdh.virginia.gov/environmental-epidemiology/rabies-control/. 

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