Parts Of Ocala Under Rabies Alert
OCALA - Parts of Ocala are under a rabies alert after a rabid raccoon was found. The alert is in effect for the next 50 days. According to the Marion County Health Department, if you have been recently bitten by a wild or domestic animal, you should contact the health department right away.
Craig Ackerman the spokesperson for the Marion County Health Department, said, "Rabies is a deadly disease if untreated it is always nearly fatal and it is prevalent in florida especially among raccoons and bats and certainly some dogs, cats, ferrets who have not been vaccinated. And several other wild animals."
The rabies alert is just north of Ocala and includes the following boundaries:
Highway 326 (to the north)
Northeast 35th street (to the south)
Northeast 25th avenue (to the east) and...
West anthony road (to the west).
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