Alabama News: Fox bite reported in Fairhope; victim has begun treatment

14Mar - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

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. 

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