Rabies Alert Issued For Area Near Epcot Theme Park
According to a recent report on WESH, the Department of Health in Orange County is issuing a 60 Day Rabies Alert covering a 2-mile radius around Interstate 4 and Epcot Center Drive located in southwest Orange County.
The alert was issued as a result of a cat that tested positive for rabies in the area. The alert was issued as a precaution in case other animals in the area spread the disease or came into contact with the infected animal
Though we here at MickeyBlog don’t want to cause any undue alarm, visitors in this area of southwest Orange County should be aware that rabies is present in the wild animal population, and domestic animals are at risk if not vaccinated. Guests should always exercise caution if seeing any animals in and around parking areas, theme parks and resorts. Contacts with feral cats, stray dogs and wildlife including bats, foxes, skunks, otters, bobcats, coyotes and more should be avoided.
If you or anyone in your travelling party has been bitten or scratched by animals in the area of the southwest Orange County, they should seek medical attention straight away and contact Orange County Animal Services at 407.254.9150.
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