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