Rabid Fox Found in Woolwich

Rabid Fox Found in Woolwich

July 2, 2019 0 By newtownpress

A fox found in the vicinity of 2259 Kings Highway in Woolwich Township on June 28, 2019 tested positive for rabies according to the Gloucester County Health Department.

There were no human exposures.

A raccoon also tested positive for rabies at the Kingswick Apartments in West Deptford Township on June 29. According to the county, there was a human exposure who has received treatment. No animals were exposed.

Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus in the saliva of infected animals. Post exposure treatment is needed immediately, as if left untreated it can cause death.

All pet owners are urged to check the vaccination status of their pets. Avoid wild animals and keep your distance from stray dogs and cats.

Be aware that high risk wildlife such as raccoons, foxes and skunks also feed in areas where outside cats are fed.