Bath has 2nd rabies case this year

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BATH — A fox that attacked a man on Whiskeag Road Monday later tested positive for rabies, making it the second such confirmed case in the city this year.

Bath Animal Control Officer Ann Harford captured the fox, which was then put down and taken to the Maine Health and Environmental Testing Lab and tested.

The victim, a 67-year-old man, is being treated medically. Police warned residents not to feed or approach wildlife that seem to be sick or acting strangely. Contact the Bath Police Department at 443-5563 with any questions.