Rabid fox present in Excessive Level, Guilford County well being officers say | Accident-and-incident

Rabid fox present in Excessive Level, Guilford County well being officers say | Accident-and-incident

HIGH POINT — A rabid fox was discovered on Copperfield Court docket in Excessive Level, the Guilford County well being division stated in a information launch.

The fox examined optimistic for the rabies virus on Thursday. That is the sixth confirmed case of animal rabies in Guilford County in 2022.

It was unclear if the fox is identical one which attacked a person in Excessive Level on Tuesday. County officers couldn’t be reached late Thursday for clarification. 

North Carolina legislation requires that every one home pets (cats, canine, and ferrets), aged 4 months or older be vaccinated for rabies. Supervising pets when they’re outdoor may stop contact with wild animals and reduce the potential of rabies publicity, the well being division stated.

Listed below are some ideas to assist stop publicity to the rabies virus:

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• Keep away from direct contact with wildlife, useless or alive. For those who discover a sick or injured animal, contact Animal Management at 336-641-5990.

• Keep away from any animal displaying unnatural habits. Watch out if a wild animal approaches you.

• Don’t attempt to separate combating animals.

• Feed your pets indoors. Leaving meals exterior will appeal to canine, cats, and different wildlife into your yard.

• Report all stray animals to Animal Management at 336-641-5990 in Greensboro and 336-883-3224 in Excessive Level. 

• If you’re by any animal, wash the bitten space instantly with cleaning soap and water, search medical consideration, and report the chew to native animal management.

For extra data on rabies prevention, contact Guilford County Animal Providers at 336-641-2506 or go to guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/animal-services.