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Rabid fox confirmed in southwest Va. county

Thursday - 8/8/2013, 7:19am  ET

CASTLEWOOD, Va. (AP) - A fox found in Russell County has tested positive for rabies.

The Virginia Department of Health tells the Bristol Herald Courier ( the fox found July 31 is the fifth rabid animal found in the southwest Virginia county this year.

A local public health official said the county has seen an increase in wild animals testing positive for rabies.

Anyone who might have been exposed to a rabid animal, or suspects a pet was exposed, should call the Russell County Health Department or animal control.


Information from: Bristol Herald Courier,

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