Rabid fox at Busch Gardens attacks boy: report

A rabid fox attacked two people at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, according to reports. 

Two people were involved in the incident, a man and a boy, however, the boy was the only one bitten and the wound was reportedly not severe, according to Norfolk, Virginia CBS affiliate WTKR3.

A rabid fox attacked two people at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, according to reports. (Photo by Jeff Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
(Jeff Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

The boy is reportedly in stable condition and was given a series of four injections while the animal was captured and died following the incident that occurred on July 5, the Hampton-Peninsula Health District confirmed to WTKR3. 

It’s unclear where in the park the incident occurred. Busch Gardens did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment, nor did the Hampton-Peninsula Health District.

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Foxes are most likely to transmit rabies, a deadly virus that can be spread to people from the saliva of infected animals and typically passed on through a bite, in the U.S. according to Mayo Clinic. Other animals likely to transmit the virus are bats, coyotes, raccoons and skunks. 

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The Hampton-Peninsula Health District is asking anyone with information about potential exposure to the animal, bite or with saliva by open wound call the Williamsburg Environmental Health Office, (757) 603-4277.