Health Department Searching for Man Exposed to Rabid Fox
The Alachua County Health Department is searching for a man who may have been exposed to rabies.
He was last seen wrapping an injured fox in a towel Tuesday morning at the entrance of the Buckingham East Subdivision located at the intersection of NW 84th Street and West Newberry Road, Gainesville, Fla.
“The fox has tested positive for rabies and it is critical that this man be assessed for rabies exposure,” said Paul Myers, Administrator of the ACHD.
At the time of the incident, the man was riding a mountain bike. According to the ACHD, he may have been wearing a tank top, shorts, fanny pack, baseball cap and had on headphones. He is described as a white male weighing about 195 pounds, 50 years old and 6 feet tall.
Anyone who has information on the identity of this man should call the Health Department at (352) 260-7329. Other individuals in the area who have come into contact with a fox or other wildlife should also call the Health Department.
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