Orange County Alerts
Ends: May 17, 2019
Rabies Alert issued for Winter Park
First Alert: The Florida Department of Health in Orange County is issuing a rabies alert for an area in Winter Park, Florida, near Formosa Avenue and Biscayne Drive. The alert is in response to a cat that tested positive for the disease. The identified cat may have infected other animals in the area. Contact with feral cats, stray dogs and all wildlife particularly raccoons, bats, foxes, skunks, otters, bobcats and coyotes should be avoided. Second Alert: This afternoon, the Environmental Health program of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County confirmed a second case of rabies in the same Winter Park neighborhood (Staunton Avenue and Biscayne Drive) where a rabies alert was issued on March 14, 2019. This new rabies alert is for 60 days or until further notice. The rabies alert area is east of Interstate 4, west of Orlando Avenue, south of Lee Road and north of Orange Avenue. The alert is in response to a raccoon that tested positive for the disease. The identified animal may have infected other animals in the area. Residents should avoid contact with all stray or wild animals.