Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Fox with Rabies Identified in Champaign County, September 2005

Friday - Sep 16, 2005

A memo from IDPH.

On September 15, 2005, the Illinois Department of Public Health laboratory in Springfield reported that a fox from Champaign County tested positive for rabies. The fox was collected by Champaign County Animal Control. Champaign-Urbana Public Health District has reported that the fox was found wandering in broad daylight in a Champaign shopping center. The fox was staggering and aggressive as people approached and died shortly after capture.

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