A rabies alert is issued for Fort Lauderdale due to a raccoon testing positive after attacking two women.
The rabies alert is in effect for 60 days and the Department of Health said domestic animals are at risk if not vaccinated.
The alert includes the following areas:
S.W. 9th Street to the North
I-95 to the West
South Fork of the New River to the East
South Fork of the New River to the South
The health department said all contact with wildlife should be avoided and pets shouldn’t be allowed to run free. Rabies vaccinations should be up to date for all pets and at-risk livestock, and outdoor food sources such as garbage should be covered.
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