Rabies Alert for Epcot Area Issued by Florida Department of Health

The Orange County Florida Department of Health has issued an official rabies alert in Walt Disney World.

Epcot Entrance

The area under alert is a two-mile radius around the intersection of Epcot Center Drive and Interstate 4. The rabies alert is in effect for 60 days, or until further notice.

According to the official statement, a feral cat caught near the area tested positive for rabies. The statement warns against contact with any animals found in the area, including feral cats, stray dogs, and wild mammals (like raccoons, squirrels, skunks, and coyotes). This is not a time to practice your inner Disney princess skills!

If you or someone you know in the area has been bitten, contact Orange County Animal Services immediately at (407) 254-9150. Also make sure all domestic animals have been vaccinated.

For more information, visit the Florida Department of Health Website. 

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Molly is a lifelong Disney enthusiast, and former Walt Disney World Guest Relations Cast Member and tour guide. Her Walt Disney World favorites include Festival of the Lion King, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Fantasmic!, Mickey-shaped pretzels and rice krispie treats, and anything with Buzz Lightyear! She lives in Orlando with her husband (who she met in Guest Relations) and their two rescue dogs, Kronk and Cruella de Vil (Ella for short!)

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