Fox that attacked 3 people in Sandy Creek tests positive for rabies

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A fox that attacked three people in Sandy Creek last week has tested positive for rabies, the Oswego County Health Department says.

This is the second rabid animal confirmed this year in Oswego County.

Those who were attacked last week are receiving post-contact rabies treatments. 

Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang said that any encounters with a potentially rabid animal must be investigated as soon as possible to determine if a person or domestic pet may have been exposed to the rabies virus.

Treatment started before symptoms occur can prevent rabies from developing in exposed humans.  

To report a possible exposure, call the Health Department weekdays at 315-349-3564. In an emergency during evenings, weekends, or holidays, call the department’s answering service at 315-341-0086.

Rabies clinics continue at the following locations this year:
* West Monroe: Wednesday, June 6, 6 to 8 p.m., Town Highway Garage, 46 County Rte. 11.
* Hannibal: Wednesday, July 11, 6 to 8 p.m., Town Highway Garage, 68 Cemetery Drive.
* Volney: Wednesday, Aug. 8, 6 to 8 p.m., Bristol Hill Landfill maintenance building, 3125 NYS Rte. 3.
* Pulaski: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 6 to 8 p.m., County Highway Garage, 957 Centerville Road.
* Scriba: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6 to 8 p.m., County Highway Garage, 31 Schaad Drive.

Click here for more information on rabies. 

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