3 rabid foxes found in Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, officials say

    Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Regional Hospital

    ANCHORAGE (AP) — Public health officials in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta are urging residents to vaccinate their pets after three rabid foxes were found over the last several weeks.

    The Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday that the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation says the communities of Nightmute, Alakanuk and Bethel each recently reported a fox that tested positive for rabies.

    Leary says any person who has been bitten or scratched by a pet or by wildlife should visit their local clinic or hospital and report the incident. If rabies is left untreated, it can be fatal for people and for pets.

     

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