A fox has tested positive for rabies in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, according to the territory's Department of Health.

Anyone who has been bitten or scratched by a fox, wolf or other animal should go to the health centre and report the incident immediately, a press release says. 

Rabies, a viral disease, can be transmitted to humans. The government of Nunavut says anyone who is infected must get treatment immediately.

Anyone who has a dog that has come in contact with a fox or a wolf is asked to contact the hamlet office at (867) 360-7141 or the regional environment health officer at (867) 983-5259.

Last year, seven Arctic foxes and three dogs tested positive for rabies in Nunavut.