A rabies alert has been issued for the Lula Road area of North Hall after a rabid fox was confirmed in the area last week.
The fox came in contact with a person May 22. The fox was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab, Virology Section in Decatur and confirmed positive for rabies. This is the seventh confirmed case of 2010.
Alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid fox was found. If you live in this area or you see an animal acting abnormally, contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 or during nonworking hours call Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812.
Animal owners are encouraged to vaccinate their pets and livestock for rabies. Vaccines are available for $10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at the Hall County Animal Shelter at 1688 Barber Road in Gainesville.