SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. ̵
Health officials warn local residents within the boundaries of Tuskawilla Road, State Road 417, Winter Springs Boulevard and Red Bug Lake Road to avoid contact with raccoons and other wildlife.
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Anyone who may have come into contact with a raccoon should contact Seminole County Animal Services at 407-665. 5201 or the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County at 407-665-3266.
The rabies warning lasts 60 days.
Health officials provide the following advice:
• All pets should have current rabies vaccines.
• Secure the external waste in covered containers to avoid attracting wild animals.
• Do not leave pet food outdoors. This also attracts other animals.
• Avoid contact with all wild animals, especially wild cats, raccoons, bats and foxes.
• If bitten or scratched by a suspected rabid animal, immediately wash the wound with soap and
drink water, seek medical attention, and report the incident to Seminole County Animal immediately.
• Rabies can be avoided if treatment is timely.
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