Rabies alert issued in Sullivan County after fox tests positive

Rabies poses a serious risk to both humans and animals, and precautions must be taken to prevent its spread within the community.

News 12 Staff

May 8, 2024, 11:26 AM

Updated 14 days ago

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Residents are urged to remain vigilant following a rabies alert issued this morning by the County's Department of Public Health.
The alert comes after a fox, euthanized in the Town of Bethel, tested positive for the rabies virus.
Authorities have confirmed that individuals who were exposed to the infected animal are receiving necessary treatment.
In light of this development, pet owners are strongly advised to keep their animals indoors and ensure their vaccinations are up to date.
Rabies poses a serious risk to both humans and animals, and precautions must be taken to prevent its spread within the community.


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