A rabies scare in Covington County has prompted health officials to issue a warning to local citizens. According to Terry Kyzar, a health department official, a fox did bite a man last week in the Babbie community, located between Opp and Andalusia. He said the fox was killed and the victim has started treatment for rabies.
Kyzar urges citizens, especially children, NOT to approach or pick up strange or docile animals. Health officials say the county averages about two or three rabies cases each year.
Kyzar advises people to have all pets vaccinated for rabies.