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Fox Tests Positive for Rabies in Bowie

Bowie city officials say a fox removed recently from Woodrow Lane has rabies. Residents who suspect their pets had contact with the fox should call county health officials.

Bowie city officials say a fox removed recently from Woodrow Lane has rabies. File|Patch
Bowie city officials say a fox removed recently from Woodrow Lane has rabies. File|Patch

A live fox removed from the 4000 block of Woodrow Lane on March 21 has tested positive for rabies, according to the City of Bowie's website.

Bowie Animal Control staff will assist the Prince George’s County Health Department with its investigation and address any resident’s concerns.

Anyone who may have had contact with the fox or suspect their pet had contact with the fox, should call the Prince George’s County Health Department at 301-583-3750.

For more information, call the Bowie Animal Control Office at 301-809-3002.

Skye Anderson April 07, 2014 at 09:10 AM
I had hoped the article would have stated something about the incidence of rabies in MD. . . .or perhaps about symptoms, etc. However, there is a link and a couple of phone numbers.

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