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Fox Tests Positive For Rabies In Woodford County

Posted at 10:21 AM, Dec 21, 2018

WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– The Woodford County Health Department has received a positive test result for rabies on a fox.

The fox was found, already deceased, around the Frankfort Road area between Versailles and Franklin County. It is highly recommended that any person exposed to this animal should consult a physician immediately.

Woodford County Health Department continues to remind residents to make certain their pets have a current rabies vaccination. There does not appear to be any contact between neighborhood animals and the fox, but WCHD asks that residents keep watch on their pets.

Rabies, a viral disease of humans, pets and wild animals, is transmitted from animals to humans by
the saliva of a rabid animal, usually from a bite. State law requires that all dogs, cats and ferrets maintain a current rabies vaccination.

To minimize the risk for contracting rabies, it is best never to handle any wild animal. If you find a
wild animal in or around your home and the possibility of human exposure cannot be ruled out, contact the Environmental Division of the Woodford County Health Department for help with having the animal collected and submitted for rabies testing.

For additional information, please visit WCHD.com or contact the Woodford County Health Department at (859) 873-4541.