Conservation and Trapping Science

Upstate RED FOX tested positive for rabies
Jun 15, 2021 09:35 ET

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TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (WCAX) - A fox in Essex County, New York, that bit several people has tested positive for rabies.

Essex County Health officials say the gray fox acted aggressively and bit four people and a dog in three locations in Ticonderoga. They say the victims all sought medical attention and started post-exposure treatment. The fox was tested over the weekend and was confirmed positive.

It’s the first confirmed case of rabies in Essex County this year.