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Police: Fox that attacked 2 in Leicester had rabies

March 18, 2016

LEICESTER, Mass. (AP) — A sick fox that attacked two Leicester (LESS’ -tuhr) residents last week had rabies.

Police in the central Massachusetts town are now urging residents to get their pets vaccinated and have even scheduled a rabies clinic on April 2.

They also warned that the rabid fox could have infected other animals.

Police say the fox attacked two people in the same neighborhood within about a 20-minute period on March 10. The next day, what was believed to be the same fox was killed by police when it was spotted near a school.

It was sent to the state lab for testing, and police on Thursday confirmed the positive rabies test.

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