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Florida Department of Health Issues Rabies Alert for Area Near Epcot

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County has issued a 60-day rabies alert for a two mile radius in southwest Orange County surrounding the intersection of Epcot Center Drive and I-4, according to WESH.

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Officials say this is in response to a cat that tested positive for rabies. WESH is also reporting that the cat in question may have had contact with other animals in the area.

Experts say people should avoid contact with feral cats, stray dogs, and all other local wildlife including raccoons, coyotes, foxes, bobcats, bats, skunks, and otters.

Residents and visitors to the area should be aware that rabies is present in the area, and that domesticated animals, including pets and service animals, are at risk if they are not vaccinated.

Anybody who has been bitten or scratched by a cat in the rabies alert area should seek medical attention and contact Orange County Animal Services at (407) 254-9150.

We will update this story as we learn more. Keep reading WDWNT for news about the Walt Disney World Resort.

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