Rabid fox found in suburban Philly; man sought

    State health officials are trying to track down a man who handled an injured red fox in suburban Philadelphia that was later found to have rabies.

    The Pennsylvania Department of Health says police in Delaware County’s Radnor Township responded to a call about an injured fox on Monday afternoon.

     

    In Wayne, they found an unidentified man holding the animal in a blanket, but he left the scene without giving his name to police. Tests later confirmed that the fox had rabies.

    Officials say anyone who came in contact with the animal should contact health authorities so they can determine whether a rabies vaccination is needed.

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