Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Rabid Fox Picked Up at Local Shopping Center

Friday - Sep 16, 2005

Public Health Urges Champaign Residents to Vaccinate Pets and Watch for Potentially Rabid Wildlife

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District learned today that a rabid fox was recovered Tuesday at the Round Barn Shopping Center, in Champaign. A police officer and a woman at the shopping center managed to subdue the fox until Animal Control could collect the animal. State laboratory tests today confirmed that the fox was infected with rabies.

Public Health officials are urging all Champaign area pet owners to observe the following basic precautions:

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