If you are traveling to the area in or around Epcot be aware that there has been a rabies alert issued by the Florida Department of Health Orange County.
The alert is for 60 days and is for a two-mile radius around Epcot Center Drive and Interstate 4.
Health officials found a cat that tested positive for rabies and may have spread it to other animals in the area.
Officials are asking people to avoid:
- feral cats
- stray dogs
“Anyone in the area who was bitten or scratched by a cat in the area should seek medical attention or contact Orange County Animal Services at 407-254-9150.
If you happen to live in the area take these precautions
- make sure pets have current rabies immunizations
- secure garbage outside
- Clear pet food outside
“Anyone with questions about this issue can also call animal services at 407-254-9150.”
It’s very unlikely that you would come across a rabid animal, but stay alert.
Source: WKMG Click Orlando,