Health officials issue rabies alert in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Orange County is issuing a rabies alert that will last for 60 days near the Rosemont area.


Alerts follow for those near the area code 32808 in response to a cat that tested positive for rabies.

The center of this rabies alert includes the following boundaries: Silver Star Road (438), Edgewater Drive and Powers Drive.

Residents and visitors in Orange County should be aware that rabies can be present in wild animal populations, and domestic animals are at risk if not vaccinated.

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The Florida Department of Health is asking the public to avoid contact with all wildlife, especially feral cats, raccoons, bats and foxes.

They urge that if you or a family member has been bitten or scratched by an animal in the rabies alert area of Orange County, you should seek medical attention immediately and contact Orange County Animal Services at (407) 836-3111.

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