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Buncombe County Department of Health officials have confirmed that a fox found near the Biltmore Square Mall has tested positive for rabies.
Rabies is easily transmitted among wild animals and unvaccinated pets, and it’s possible that the fox may have been in contact with other animals before being captured.
Anyone in the Biltmore Square Mall area should be alert for any animal that may be behaving strangely such as acting aggressively, stumbling or foaming at the mouth.
If such an animal is seen, take children and pets inside and call the Buncombe County Sheriff’s office at 250-6670.
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