(Cleveland)- White County has recorded its second rabies case for this year. Sean Sullivan, White County Environmental Health manager, advised that a dog had contact recently with a rabid fox in the Arthur Seabolt Road area of the county.
The fox was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab – Virology Section in Decatur.
White County Environmental Health was advised Wednesday that the fox tested positive for rabies.
Sullivan said the dog had a previous history of rabies vaccination and will undergo a 45-day observational quarantine.
Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid fox was located. If you live in this area and have concerns about rabid animal exposure, please contact White County Environmental Health at 706-348-7698 during normal business hours.
Animal owners are encouraged to vaccinate their domesticated pets for rabies.