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Two animals in DeKalb test positive for rabies

A raccoon and a fox picked up by DeKalb County Animal Services tested positive for rabies, officials announced Thursday.

On Nov. 25, a resident reported that her two dogs killed a raccoon in her yard on Crandall Court outside Decatur, off U.S. 78.

The next day, a resident said her dog killed a fox in her yard on Dorset Circle near South Hairston and Wesley Chapel roads.


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The pets involved are current on vaccinations and will be quarantined in their homes for 45 days after receiving a vaccination booster.

The virus is spread through saliva, usually from a bite by a rabid animal. Anyone bitten or scratched by a wild animal should seek medical attention immediately, the county said. 

For more information, contact DeKalb County Animal Services at 404-294-2996, option 2.

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