Rabies reported

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Area officials reported Tuesday a confirmed case of rabies. The Pamlico County Health Department and Pamlico County Animal Control said a fox captured in the area has tested positive for rabies. Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes. Keep animals from roaming, and ensure that pets are current on vaccinations. If you have any questions, please call Animal Control Officer Berkley Hill at 252-745-3203 or Scott Lenhart, Pamlico County Health Director, at 252-745-5111.