The Florida Department of Health in Orange county has issued a rabies alert for a two mile radius of where a where a feral cat was caught and determined to have rabies.
A spokesman for Disney World confirmed that two Disney Cast Members had been scratched by the cat. This occurred in an office building’s parking lot outside of Epcot itself.
The Florida Department of Health believes that it is likely that the cat may have infected other wild animals in the woods around Epcot.
The Florida Department of Health warns is scratched or bitten by an infected animal, you will want to see immediate medical care. Rabies is easy to treat if care is administered immediately. Though, without treatment, it can be fatal.
#Rabies Alert issued for southwest Orange County, FL. 2-mile radius around the intersection of I-4 & Epcot Center Dr. Avoid all wild animals & feral cats or dogs. If bitten or scratched by a wild animal seek medical treatment & call @OrangeCoFL Animal Services at 407-254-9150. pic.twitter.com/eHrRC4nCUa
— GOHealthyOrange (@DohOrange) July 9, 2019