Rabies Alert - December 7, 2017

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, a rabid fox was captured in the vicinity of Jefferson-Houston School. If you or a family member has had physical contact with a fox, please call the Health Department. If you see an animal that looks unwell or is behaving strangely, please call Animal Control.

Page updated on Dec 11, 2017 at 3:05 PM

RABIES ALERT!

Situation

  • On 12/7/17, a fox exhibiting unusual behavior was captured in the vicinity of Jefferson-Houston School. After testing, Alexandria Health Department confirms the fox was rabid. 
  • We are not aware of any persons or pets with exposure to the fox. If you or a family member has had physical contact with a fox, please call the Health Department at 703.746.4910 (after hours 703.795.8506).
  • If you see an animal that looks unwell or is behaving strangely, please call Animal Control at 703.746.4774 (after hours 703.746.4444).


How to Keep You and Your Pets Safe

  • Do not feed or approach wild, stray or feral animals, even if they appear friendly or injured.
  • Make sure your dogs and cats are up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations.
  • Dogs must be on a leash in all public areas and parks except areas designated otherwise.

Symptoms of Rabies in Animals

  • Unexpected aggression from an animal 
  • Extreme drooling or foaming at the mouth
  • Walking as if drunk, unusual sluggishness or stupor 


If you have concerns about animals or see these animals, please call:

Alexandria Animal Control
703.746.4774 
After hours   703.746.4444 

If you have concerns about you or your family being exposed to rabies,  please call:

Alexandria Health Department
703.746.4910 
After Hours   703.795.8506

For more information on rabies, please click here.

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