Two kids in Dacula were attacked by a rabid fox Tuesday.

Gwinnett Animal Welfare and Enforcement captured the fox the same day. However that department, along with the county health department, are advising residents to train caution and avoid animals behaving in unusual ways.

The kids were attacked by the fox in the Dolostone Way/Austin Crossing area in Dacula. The animal tested certain for rabies on Thursday.

The disease can spread to folks and pets thru bites and scratches. The county advised pet householders to make certain their animals are latest on their rabies vaccinations. According to the National Association of State Health Veterinarians, unvaccinated canine and cats exposed to a rabid animal ought to tranquil be strictly quarantined for four months and vaccinated one month prior to being released, the county said.

Untreated, rabies in humans is almost always fatal. Early symptoms of rabies in folks include fever, headache and general weakness or discomfort.

Anyone who thinks they have been exposed to rabies ought to tranquil immediately inspect medical care, then contact the Gwinnett County Health Department at 770-339-4260 and ask for the epidemiologist on call. To legend the animal and have it picked up, call the Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Bite Workplace at 770-339-3200 ext. 5576; after hours, call 770-513-5700.

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