Rabid fox bites Delaware resident

 A fox similar to the one pictured in this file photo tested positive for rabies after biting a Millsboro resident. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

A fox similar to the one pictured in this file photo tested positive for rabies after biting a Millsboro resident. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

A fox has tested positive for rabies after it bit a Millsboro resident.

The Division of Public Health is warning residents near the Hub Court Mobile Home Park off Rt. 113 in Millsboro to seek medical treatment if they’ve been in contact with any fox in the area.

DPH leaders call rabies an ongoing problem in Delaware. Residents should avoid wild or unfamiliar animals and make sure that their pets are up-to-date on rabies shots.

Including this latest incident, there have been seven confirmed cases of rabies in Delaware this year, out of 109 animals tested by DPH. Tests are only done when there is a possible human exposure, which means there’s likely more wild animals infected with rabies than suggested by the low number of positive test results.

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