Rabid Fox at Six Flags

Park home to more than amusements

By Kelvin Robinson
|  Friday, Jul 2, 2010  |  Updated 8:16 PM EDT
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Rabid Fox at Six Flags

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Six Flags America in Prince George’s County is home to thrilling roller coasters, typical amusement park grub and apparently a rabid critter.

Last Saturday, a rabid fox bit a park visitor. That incident has county health officials on high alert.

The Prince George’s County Health Department is asking anyone who may have come into contact with a fox in or around the park to contact them immediately.

Rabies, when symptoms start to show, is always deadly in humans, according to officials.

The first signs of rabies in animals include:

  • Unusual tameness or extreme aggressiveness
  • Staggering and convulsions
  • Frothing at the mouth

You can contact the Prince George’s Health Department at any time. During normal hours, call (301) 583-3750, and during weekends and holidays, call (240) 508-5774.
 

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