Rabies alert issued for Seminole County - FOX 35 News Orlando

Rabies alert issued for Seminole County

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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

Health officials have issued a rabies alert for Seminole County after a bobcat tested positive for the disease.

The bobcat was found in the Geneva area in the past week, the Seminole Health Department said.

Experts say to keep an eye out for any wild animals with suspicious behavior and to ensure your pets are vaccinated.

The rabies virus is spread through saliva, and animals and people may become infected through a bite wound, scratch or exposure of a fresh cut to saliva of a rabid animal.

If bitten or scratched by a suspected rabid animal, wash the wound immediately with soap and water, seek medical attention and promptly report the incident to Seminole County Animal Services at 407-665-5201, health officials said.

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