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Fox exposes county woman to rabies
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A Kershaw County woman exposed to rabies in the Camden area is undergoing post-exposure treatments after being bitten by a fox that tested positive for the disease, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported today Thursday. “To reduce the risk of getting rabies, we recommend that people avoid wild animals acting tame and tame animals acting wild,” Sue Ferguson of DHEC’s Bureau of Environmental Health Services said. “About 275 South Carolinians must undergo preventive treatment for rabies every year, with most exposures coming from bites or scratches by a rabid or suspected rabid animal.