Alabama News: Fox bite reported in Fairhope; victim has begun treatment
Montgomery, AL (STL.News) – A fox attack occurred in Fairhope on March 12. The victim has begun post-exposure rabies treatment that consists of series of injections as prophylactic treatment.
If the animal that bites a person cannot found for rabies testing, the recommendation is for a person to receive treatment to prevent rabies. The treatment includes an immunoglobulin for immediate protection, followed by a series of vaccines over a two-week period.
Environmental Director Greg Dunn, Southwestern District, Alabama Department of Public Health, said.