DeKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Two dead animals picked up in the past week by DeKalb County Animal Services tested positive for rabies, officials reported.

On Saturday, two dogs killed a raccoon in a yard on Crandall Court in DeKalb County.

Elsewhere, a dog killed a fox in a yard on near the intersection of South Hairston and Wesley Chapel roads in east DeKalb County the next day.

Tests showed both animals were rabid.

The dogs involved in each case were current on their vaccinations and will be quarantined in their homes for 45 days after receiving a vaccination booster.

Rabies is a viral disease that affects the central nervous system. It is usually passed from animal to animal but can passed from animals to people from a bite.

For more information, contact DeKalb County Animal Services at 404-294-2996, extension 2.