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Rabid fox at Busch Gardens attacks boy: report



A rabid fox attacked two people at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, according to reports.

Two people were involved in the incident, a man and a boy, but the boy was the only one who was bitten and the wound was reportedly not serious, according to Norfolk, Virginia CBS-affiliated WTKR3.

A rabid fox attacked two people at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, according to reports.  (Photo by Jeff Greenberg / Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

A rabid fox attacked two people at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, according to reports. (Photo by Jeff Greenberg / Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
(Jeff Greenberg / Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

The boy is reportedly in stable condition and received a series of four injections while the animal was captured and died after the incident, which occurred on July 5, the Hampton-Peninsula Health District confirmed to WTKR3.

It is unclear where in the park the incident occurred. Busch Gardens did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment, nor did the Hampton-Peninsula Health District.

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Foxes are likely to transmit rabies, a deadly virus that can spread to humans from saliva from infected animals and is typically transmitted through a bite in the United States, according to the Mayo Clinic. Other animals that are likely to transmit the virus are bats, coyotes, raccoons and skunks.

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The Hampton-Peninsula Health District asks anyone with information about potential exposure to the animal, bite or saliva in an open wound call the Williamsburg Environmental Health Office, (757) 603-4277.


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