- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) - Waynesboro police say a distemper outbreak has led to the deaths of more than a dozen grey foxes in the city.

Police issued an alert about the outbreak on Tuesday.

Police say in a news release that 18 grey foxes have either died from distemper or have been euthanized after displaying signs of the disease.

The Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study confirmed the disease last week following necropsies on three fox carcasses submitted by the police department in December.

Police say the infected foxes have been found across the city.

Dog owners in Waynesboro are advised to not let their pets run at large and to have their pets vaccinated for distemper.

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