Fox That Bit Baby & Dog Had Rabies, Guilford County Health Officials Said

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Greensboro, NC - Officials with the Guilford County Department of Public Health said a fox that had contact with a baby and another animal over the weekend tested positive for rabies.

Public Health officials confirm that the animal bit a child who is nearly 2-years-old and a dog on Friday. It was found on Madison Farm Road and later on Alamance Church Road.

The Huynh family says Caroline is doing better after the fox bit her on the arm. She will have to get several more rabies shots in the next few weeks.

This is Guilford County's ninth confirmed case of rabies for 2013.

The state requires all domestic cats, dogs and ferrets 4-months-old and older to be vaccinated for rabies.

Guilford County Department of Public Health host several summer and fall low-cost rabies clinic. Rabies vaccines will cost $5.00 per shot. Here are some dates and times, with locations of the clinics:

Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Summerfield Fire Station #9, 7400 Summerfield Road, Summerfield, NC 27358.

Saturday, August 24, 2010 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Fire District #28. Station located at 6619 NC 61 North, Gibsonville, NC 27249

Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. -Pleasant Garden Town Hall, 4920 Alliance Church Road, Pleasant Garden, NC 27313

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 9:00 a.m. to 12: p.m. - Oak Ridge Community Park, 6231 Lisa Drive, Oak Ridge, NC 27310.

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