Virginia Woman Treated after Bite from Rabid Fox

May 31, 2010

Health officials say a Virginia woman is being treated after being bitten by a rabid fox.

The Henry/Martinsville Health Department says the woman and her dog were attacked by the animal, which was then killed by a neighbor. Test results at the state laboratory in Richmond shows the fox had rabies.

Officials say the woman was attacked Tuesday and the test results came back Thursday.

State Health Department spokesman Robert Parker says no one else appears to have been injured.

Rabies is fatal if left untreated.

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