Florida Dept. of Health Issues Rabies Alert for Epcot Center Drive Area

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County has issued a rabies alert for a two-mile span around the crossing of Interstate 4 and Epcot Center Drive due to a cat that tested positive for the condition. The alert is effective for 60-days as other animals in the vicinity may have been infected. The Department of Health recommends that people avoid having any contact with feral cats, stray dogs and all wildlife such as raccoons, bats, foxes, skunks, otters, bobcats, and coyotes. Additionally, "anyone who has been bitten or scratched by a cat in the rabies alert area of southwest Orange County should seek medical attention and contact Orange County Animal Services at (407) 254-9150." Source: Wesh2

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