Health officials issue rabies alert near Epcot

The alert is a 60-day warning

By Jon Jankowski - Digital journalist

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health Orange County have issued a rabies alert near Epcot.

This is a 60-day alert issued for the area around the intersection of Interstate 4 and Epcot Center Drive, according to the Department of Health.

Health officials said a cat tested positive for the disease.

Officials are asking people to avoid:

  • feral cats
  • stray dogs
  • raccoons
  • bats
  • foxes
  • skunks
  • otters
  • bobcats
  • coyotes

Anyone in the area who was bitten or scratched by a cat in the area should seek medical attention or contact Orange County Animal Services at 407-254-9150.

FDOH is asking people check the following:

  • make sure pets have current rabies immunizations
  • secure garbage outside
  • Clear pet food outside

Anyone with questions about this issue can also call animal services at 407-254-9150.
 

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