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The Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) confirmed today that a fox tested positive for rabies.
The fox was found in a wooded area north of Interstate 40, west of Milton Road and south of University Ave. in west Flagstaff.
The fox was captured and tested after residents walking in the area reported the animal attacked their dog and bit them when they intervened. The individuals are receiving post exposure rabies prophylaxis treatment.
CCPHSD is reminding individuals to use caution to protect against rabies exposure when hiking, camping or in situation where wildlife may be present. Health officials recommend the following precautions to protect against rabies:
To report unusual wildlife sightings or behavior call the Coconino County Public Health Services District Animal Management Program at 928-679-8756. To report a wildlife emergency call 911.
For more information on rabies visit www.azhealth.gov/rabies.