Updated 03/01/2013 05:58 PM
Fox in Cohoes tests positive for rabies
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COHOES, N.Y. -- The fox that bit a woman in Cohoes has tested positive for rabies. The city notified residents in the Jefferson Avenue-Lansing Park area of Cohoes about the aggressive fox, that was later found and killed.
The woman who was bit is expected to be okay; she's getting a series of rabies shots.
County health officials say there's some common sense measure you can take to make sure you don't come into contact with rabid animals.
"Never approach it, don't feed your pets outside, don't leave young children outside unattended because sometimes when animals are rabid they actually become friendly," said Marcia Fabiano, Epidemiologist.
Police are urging anyone in that area to be on the lookout for animals behaving strangely and to call 911 if they see one. Cohoes has a reverse 911 system to notify residents of these types of emergencies. To sign up, just head to the city's website and click on "First Call."