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.

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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.