Rabies Confirmed in Smyth, Suspected in Norfolk

By: AP
By: AP

August 14, 2014

MARION, Va. (AP) - A rabid cat has been confirmed in Smyth County, while two foxes captured in Norfolk are suspected of being infected.

The Bristol Herald Courier reports that a Smyth County resident is undergoing treatment following exposure to a rabid cat.

The Mount Rogers Health District received confirmation that the cat was rabid on Tuesday. The health district says there aren't any other known human exposures.

In Norfolk, health officials say two foxes captured within the past two weeks showed symptoms similar to rabies.

The Norfolk Health Department says there weren't any cases of exposure to humans or other animals, so the foxes weren't tested for rabies. Another fox captured in the same area of the city in May tested positive for rabies.

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