Rabies Alert Issued For SW Marion County

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Health officials have issued a rabies alert for southwest Marion County after a raccoon tested positive.

Photo Credit | Alan Vernon

Associated Press Release

OCALA, Fla. (AP) -- Health officials have issued a rabies alert for southwest Marion County after a raccoon tested positive.

The Ocala Star-Banner (http://bit.ly/1aMrZaN ) reports this is the second alert issued this month and the third this year in Marion County. A rabies alert issued July 18 for an area just north of Ocala is still in effect. An alert issued March for northern Marion County expired in May.

Officials say all domestic animals should be vaccinated against rabies. They advise people to avoid contact with all wildlife, but especially raccoons, bats, foxes, skunks, otters, bobcats and coyotes.

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Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, http://www.starbanner.com/


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