The residents of Arizona were warned on Sunday about potentially rabid foxes that reportedly attacked at least two people.
Flagstaff police have announced in a Facebook post that a fox has attacked a person in the Settler Run Bear Paw area. The person, according to the post office, "was attacked when she was in the bed of a truck." The police explained that the animal had jumped into the bed of the truck before biting the person.
The fox ran away and was not found immediately, police said. The fox was later captured nearby after he reportedly attacked a second person, FOX 1
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a separate, but potentially rabid fox that was later captured on a street near the National Guard guard, according to news broadcasters.
None of the residents involved in the alleged attacks were identified.
"Everyone should be careful with wildlife and not approach them. If animals are uncharacteristic, FPD Animal Control (928) 774-1414 should be notified immediately, "the authorities warned in the Facebook post.
Rabies, according to the Mayo Clinic, "is a deadly spread of human viruses from the saliva of infected animals," adding that the virus is "usually transmitted through a bite".
"Once a person shows signs and symptoms of rabies, the disease is almost always fatal. For that reason, anyone who may be at risk for rabies should be given rabies vaccines for protection, "the clinic added.
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Fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, agitation, hyperactivity, excessive salivation and hallucinations.
A Flagstaff police station spokesman responded on Wednesday at the request of Fox News.