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Fox found in Fairfield tests positive for rabies

A red fox found in the town of Fairfield tested positive for rabies, according to Herkimer County Public Health.

Posted: Feb 11, 2020 4:18 PM

FAIRFIELD, N.Y. – According to Herkimer County Public Health, a red fox found in the town of Fairfield tested positive for rabies.

The fox was fighting with family dogs before it was shot and sent in for testing on Monday.

Wadsworth Labs confirmed the fox had rabies went the test came back positive on Tuesday.

Public Health reminds pet owners to make sure rabies vaccinations are up to date. People are also advised to keep children and pets away from stray animals, wild or domestic.

For more information, call Public Health at 315-867-1176.

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