Rabies alert issued by Seminole officials after cat tests positive

Seminole County officials have issued a rabies alert for a portion of the county after a cat tested positive for the illness.

Seminole County Animal Services issued the alert on Sunday, April 30, after a cat tested positive in the area of east Geneva.

Residents and visitors in the area bordered north by Wildwood Trail, east by Stone Street, south by Genova Court, and west by Pine Hill Boulevard should avoid contact with unknown cats and wildlife.

Officials say that although the alert is for a stretch of Geneva, danger may be present among wildlife in the surrounding areas as well. Residents and visitors throughout all of Seminole County should be mindful that rabies is present in the wild animal population. If not vaccinated, domestic animals are also at risk.

If you, a family member, or someone you know thinks that they were bitten or scratched by a cat, contact Seminole County Animal Services at 407-665-5201 or the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County at 407-665-3243.

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