Sunday, May 26, 2013

Rabies Alert: Virus Found In Fox Near Biltmore Square Mall

An alert has been issued about rabies near the Biltmore Square Mall.

Health officials in Buncombe County say a fox was killed by a dog in the area. The fox tested positive for the virus.

They ask that anyone in that area should be on the lookout for animals that are acting abnormally.

Rabies is easily transmitted among wild animals and unvaccinated pets. The health department says the fox may have also come in contact with pets in the area.