Fox Tests Positive for Rabies in Howard County

HOWARD COUNTY - Howard County officials are on the look-out for rabid animals after a young girl was attacked by a fox over the weekend.

According to animal control, her father killed that fox and another fox at their home on Jeffery Road.

The fox that attacked the girl was tested for rabies by the Department of Health and came back positive for the disease. We spoke with the Zoonosis Control for West Texas and they say there are no active rabies cases in Midland or Odessa.

The Howard County Sheriff's Office advises to watch out for wild animals, especially if you live out in the county. Also, make sure to vaccinate your pets for rabies as family animals are the biggest carrier of the disease.