Rabies scare near Disney World

Rabies scare near Disney World

Parents would possibly want to rethink their family trip to Disney World this summer, after the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) issued a rabies alert for an area close to two of the resort’s most popular theme parks.

The FDOH in Orange County issued the 60-day alert on Tuesday after a feral cat near Disney’s famous Epcot and Hollywood Studio theme parks tested positive for rabies. Now, the group is advising that people stay outside of a two-mile radius where the cat was discovered, and stay aware of other animals in the space that may even be infected.

Representatives from Disney World didn’t immediately reply to Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for remark. Nevertheless, the FDOH provided resources for anyone who has been bitten or scratched by a cat in the space of southwest Orange County. In response to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “the rabies virus infects the central nervous system,” however might be prevented by staying away from wildlife and seeking medical care after potential exposure.

As of Wednesday evening, there have been no reports of park-goers impacted by the feral animal.

Emily Rodriguez

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