A fox found dead in Taneytown has tested positive for rabies

A fox found dead in Taneytown has tested positive for rabies

A fox seen near a Taneytown neighborhood has tested positive for rabies, according to the Carroll County Health Department. The animal’s body was found Friday near Starboard Court in the Windy Hills neighborhood off Trevanion Road in Taneytown, county health officials said. Officials said the fox was seen in the area a few days ago. Health officials said they were concerned that people or pets could be exposed to rabies. Exposure to rabies occurs through bites, scratches, or saliva from an infected animal that gets into the eyes, nose, mouth, or wound of a person or another animal, Joe Mancuso, director of the Department of Health’s rabies program, said in a statement. Anyone who or their pet may have been exposed to bites, scratches or saliva from this fox can contact the Health Department at 410-876-1884 for a risk assessment. Rabies is most often seen in raccoons, cats, skunks, foxes, groundhogs and bats in Maryland, but can sometimes be seen in other animals such as dogs. Rodents, deer, and even cows and other farm animals. “Watch for wildlife and animals you don’t know from a distance, and make sure your pets are vaccinated,” the Maryland Department of Health said. “If you see a sick or injured animal, or an animal acting strange, call animal control at 410-848-4810.” Anyone or anyone whose pet has been bitten or scratched by a wild or stray animal is advised to wash the area with soap and water for several minutes, and keep the pet away from other people and pets. Then call your doctor or veterinarian and call the health department at 410-876-1884. The Department of Health plans to host rabies vaccination clinics on April 7 and September 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ag Center in Westminster for $10 per pet. .

A fox seen near a Taneytown neighborhood has tested positive for rabies, according to the Carroll County Health Department.

The animal’s body was found Friday near Starboard Court in the Windy Hills neighborhood off Trevanion Road in Taneytown, county health officials said. Officials said the fox was seen in the area a few days ago.

Health officials said they are concerned that people or pets could be exposed to rabies.

“Exposure to rabies occurs through bites, scratches, or getting an infected animal’s saliva into the eyes, nose, mouth, or wound of another person or animal,” Joe Mancuso, director of the Department of Health’s rabies program, said in a statement.

Anyone who has or has had a pet exposed to bites, scratches or saliva from this fox can call the health department at 410-876-1884 for a risk assessment.

Rabies is most often seen in raccoons, cats, skunks, foxes, groundhogs, and bats in Maryland, but can sometimes be seen in other animals such as dogs, ferrets, deer, and even cows and other farm animals.

“Watch for wildlife and animals you don’t know from a distance, and make sure your pets are vaccinated,” Mancuso said. “If you see a sick or injured animal, or an animal acting strange, call animal control at 410-848-4810.”

Anyone or anyone whose pet has been bitten or scratched by a wild or stray animal is advised to wash the area with soap and water for several minutes and keep the pet away from other people and pets. Then call your doctor or veterinarian and call the health department at 410-876-1884.

The Department of Health plans to host rabies vaccination clinics on April 7 and September 15 from 2-4 p.m. at the Ag Center in Westminster for $10 per pet.

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