Rabies alert issued for portion of Suwannee County

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
May 22, 2018

SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Florida Department of Health in Suwannee County has issued a rabies alert for the central eastern section of the county after a rabid raccoon was discovered in the area.

Health officials say all residents and visitors in Suwannee County should be aware that rabies is present in the wild animal population and domestic animals are at risk if not vaccinated. The public is asked to maintain a heightened awareness that rabies is active in Suwannee County.

Alerts are designed to increase awareness to the public, but health officials say citizens in areas that have not been named under an alert should not get a false sense of security.

The recent rabies alert will remain in effect for 60 days.

For more information, visit www.floridahealth.gov.

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