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Officials: Fox bites 2 people in Alabama city

TALLASSEE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama officials say two people have been bitten by a fox in a city.

WSFA-TV reported Thursday that the two people bitten by the wild animal in Tallassee have gotten rabies shots as a precaution. Although the fox has not been found, officials say the protocol is to assume the animal would test positive for the disease and treat the victims accordingly.

News outlets report that this fox attack was the first of two in less than a week, as a Slocomb man was attacked in his yard on Wednesday.

State Health Veterinarian Dr. Dee W. Jones says this summer has seen a curious rise of rabid fox attacks in Alabama. Jones recommends that anyone bitten by a wild animal see a physician and get a rabies shot.

Information from: WSFA-TV, http://www.wsfa.com/

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