SALISBURY, Md.- Wicomico County Health Department officials are reminding the public to stay away from feral cats after a fox tested positive for rabies in the Boundary Street area of Salisbury.
Officials said the fox was known to share common food sources with the feral cats in the area. Feral cats pose a serious public health threat through the spread diseases such as rabies, cryptosporidiosis, giardiasis, toxoplasmosis, bartonellosis (cat scratch fever) and salmonellosis, officials said. They said these diseases are known to cause serious illness and in some cases, if left untreated, are fatal.
Residents are urged to refrain from feeding feral cats and to remove all food sources in the area. If anyone or their pets came into contact with this fox, contact the Wicomico County Health Department at (410) 546-4446.