Fox tests positive for rabies in York County

Cute Red Fox, Vulpes vulpes, at green forest
Posted at 10:25 AM, Jul 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-01 10:25:02-04

YORK Co., Va. - The Peninsula Health District said that a fox found in the area of Barlow Road in York County tested positive for the rabies virus.

Residents and businesses located in the area have been notified, and anyone with any information about exposure to this animal (bite, scratch or contact with its saliva) is asked to call the Health Department at (757) 603-4277.

Exposures also include direct contact between your pet and the rabid animal.

To prevent rabies, the Peninsula Health District reminds citizens to get their pets vaccinated, report all exposures to animals to your doctor and the local health department, avoid feeding wildlife and avoid feeding your pets outside.