2 attacks by possibly-rabid fox reported in Pamplico - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

2 attacks by possibly-rabid fox reported in Pamplico

File photo. Source: WMBF News File photo. Source: WMBF News

PAMPLICO, SC (WMBF) – Two reports of people being attacked by a possibly-rabid fox in Pamplico are being investigated by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

DHEC received two reports on May 27 of potential exposure to a fox with rabies, confirmed Robert Yanity with the department. The victims have been referred to their healthcare providers.

The fox has not been captured or tested for rabies yet, so it is not yet confirmed that it was rabid, according to a DHEC spokesperson.

“Rabies is a virus (Lyssavirus) that can be transmitted when saliva or neural tissue of an infected animal is introduced into the body of a healthy person or animal,” the DHEC website states. “It infects cells in the central nervous system, causing disease in the brain and, ultimately, death.”

Rabies is primarily carried by raccoons, skunks, foxes and bats in South Carolina, DHEC states.

For more information on rabies, and how to vaccinate your pets against the disease, click here.

Copyright 2017 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Victims identified in Conway double murder

    Victims identified in Conway double murder

    Sunday, August 19 2018 11:38 AM EDT2018-08-19 15:38:37 GMT
    Source: Ian Klein/WMBF NewsSource: Ian Klein/WMBF News

    CONWAY, SC (WMBF) — Horry County Police are investigating Saturday after two individuals were found dead in a Conway home.  According to Capt. John Harrelson with the HCPD the bodies were found in a home on the 4000 block of Highway 19 in Conway. Details are extremely limited at this time. WMBF will continue to provide more information as it comes available. Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All rights reserved. 

    More >>

    CONWAY, SC (WMBF) — Horry County Police are investigating Saturday after two individuals were found dead in a Conway home.  According to Capt. John Harrelson with the HCPD the bodies were found in a home on the 4000 block of Highway 19 in Conway. Details are extremely limited at this time. WMBF will continue to provide more information as it comes available. Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All rights reserved. 

    More >>
  • Scotland County deputies 'Stuff-a-Cruiser', starting students semesters successfully

    Scotland County deputies 'Stuff-a-Cruiser', starting students semesters successfully

    Sunday, August 19 2018 11:23 AM EDT2018-08-19 15:23:18 GMT
    Source: Sheriff Ralph KerseySource: Sheriff Ralph Kersey
    Source: Sheriff Ralph KerseySource: Sheriff Ralph Kersey
    SCOTLAND COUNTY, NC (WMBF) — For the third consecutive year the Scotland County Sheriff's Office provided school supplies to students in need through the 'Stuff-a-Crusier' program. Sheriff Ralph Kersey estimates 800 families received aid Saturday with the help of the program. The Scotland County Sheriff's Office partnered with the Scotland County Chapter of the NAACP as well as Scotland High School in 2015 to help make the donations possible.  Beginning a f...More >>
    SCOTLAND COUNTY, NC (WMBF) — For the third consecutive year the Scotland County Sheriff's Office provided school supplies to students in need through the 'Stuff-a-Crusier' program. Sheriff Ralph Kersey estimates 800 families received aid Saturday with the help of the program. The Scotland County Sheriff's Office partnered with the Scotland County Chapter of the NAACP as well as Scotland High School in 2015 to help make the donations possible.  Beginning a f...More >>
  • Darlington County deputies investigating overnight shooting

    Darlington County deputies investigating overnight shooting

    Sunday, August 19 2018 10:55 AM EDT2018-08-19 14:55:18 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) — Police are still attempting to understand Sunday what led to one victim being shot overnight in Darlington County.  Lt. Robby Kilgo with DCSO says authorities are still investigating after a victim was shot just after midnight outside of a residence on Birdsnest Road. The victim was transported to the hospital with the extent of the gunshot wounds still unknown at this time. WMBF News will continue to update this developing story.  ...

    More >>

    DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) — Police are still attempting to understand Sunday what led to one victim being shot overnight in Darlington County.  Lt. Robby Kilgo with DCSO says authorities are still investigating after a victim was shot just after midnight outside of a residence on Birdsnest Road. The victim was transported to the hospital with the extent of the gunshot wounds still unknown at this time. WMBF News will continue to update this developing story.  ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly