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Rabies case reported in Clermont
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A bottle of rabies vaccine sits on the table as Viviana Rodriguez gathers other vaccination materials. - photo by Erin O. Smith

There was recently contact between a rabid fox and two dogs in the 6900 block of Keith Road in Clermont.

The fox was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab in Decatur, and Hall County Animal Control learned Friday that the fox tested positive for rabies.

This is the ninth confirmed case of rabies in Hall County in 2018.

Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid fox was located.

If you see an animal behaving abnormally in the area, contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 or during non-working hours call Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812.

Rabies vaccines are available at the Hall County Animal Shelter for $10 Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 1688 Barber Road in Gainesville.


Compiled from Hall County Government press release

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