2 rabid raccoons found in East Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. – A rabies alert has been issued in East Orlando after two raccoons in the area recently tested positive for the deadly virus, according to the Florida Department of Health in Orange County. Anyone who is bitten or scratched by a wild animal should seek medical attention immediately and report the incident to Orange County Animal Services at 407-254-9150. A rabies alert is active in East Orlando. (Florida Department of Health in Orange County)“An animal with rabies could infect domestic animals that have not been vaccinated against rabies. If bitten or scratched by a suspected rabid animal, wash the wound immediately with soap and water, seek medical attention and promptly report the incident to Orange County Animal Services.
Raccoon in Marion County tests positive for rabies
A raccoon peers out from his home in a hole in a tree in Moreland Hills, Ohio on Saturday, May. MARION COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Marion County is issuing a rabies warning after a raccoon tested positive. Health officials said the animal was found in the Zuber area and are asking residents to be aware. FDOH-Marion County said people who live and work south of Northwest 69th Street, west of Northwest 38th Avenue, north of Northwest 45th Street and east of Northwest 57th Avenue should be particularly cautious. FDOH-Marion advised people in the area to take the following precautions:
Cat tests positive for rabies in Titusville
TITUSVILLE, Fla. – A rabies alert will remain in effect for the next two months after a cat tested positive for the deadly virus in Titusville on Monday, according to the Florida Department of Health. Health officials provided the following advice to keep people and pets safe:All pets should have current rabies immunizations. If bitten or scratched by a suspected rabid animal, wash the wound immediately with soap and water, seek medical attention and promptly report the incident to your county’s animal services department. Rabies is preventable when treatment is provided in a timely manner. Visit the Department of Health’s website or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website for more information about rabies.
Bat tests positive for rabies in Micanopy
MARION COUNTY, Fla. According to the Florida Department of Health, a bat in Micanopy has tested positive for rabies. Never adopt wild animals or bring them into your home. An animal with rabies could infect other animals that have not received a rabies vaccination, the department of health explained. Domestic animals are at risk if they are not vaccinated, while rabies is always a danger in wild animal populations." If your pet is bitten by a wild animal, seek immediate veterinary assistance for the animal, and contact your countys Animal Services department.
Rabies alert issued for neighborhoods surrounding Oviedo in Seminole County
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A rabies alert has been issued by the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County for neighborhoods surrounding Oviedo. Health officials said the 60-day alert is in response to a feral cat that tested positive for rabies in the area. The only treatment for human exposure to rabies is rabies specific immune globulin and rabies immunization. If bitten or scratched by a suspected rabid animal, wash the wound immediately with soap and water, seek medical attention, and promptly report the incident to Seminole County Animal Services. Officials said to contact Seminole County Animal Control for general questions pertaining to animals.