PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore County Department of Health is warning the public about a rabid fox.
The health department said it was notified Tuesday that a fox recovered from a neighborhood in Pikesville May 29 has tested positive for rabies.READ MORE: Bowie Shaken After Possible Tornado Leaves Uprooted Trees, Power Outages
Officials say any person or pet which has been bitten, scratched or licked by a fox in the area between May 15 and May 29 is at risk and should be checked.READ MORE: Several Houses In East Baltimore Will Be Torn Down Over North Avenue Sinkhole, Mayor Says
Rabies is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the brain in humans and other warm-blooded animals. Early symptoms can include fever and tingling at the site of exposure. The symptoms are followed by one or more of the following symptoms: violent movements, uncontrolled excitement, fear of water, an inability to move body parts, confusion and loss of consciousness.MORE NEWS: 19-Year-Old Man Dies After Being Shot In West Baltimore
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