Mickey Mouse may be due for a rabies vaccination.
Orange County's Florida Department of Health has issued a 60-day rabies alert at Walt Disney World Resort in response to reports that a rabid cat has been found in the area.
The warning announced on Tuesday refers to the three-kilometer radius between the Interstate Four and the Epcot Center Drive, which also includes Disney's theme park Epcot Center.
Disney World spokeswoman Erica Ettori said USA TODAY that two performers had been scratched by the lab-certified rabid cat but had not been infected with the virus.
"We are relieved that the two actors have been treated in time and are working again," said Ettori.
In its statement, the Florida Department of Health called on the public to "raise awareness that rabies is active." This area in southwest Orange County.
Kent Donahue, spokesman for the Department of Health of Florida, said the cat was the only rabid animal found in the area this week.
Because the cat may have transmitted rabies to other animals, The Department advised people in the affected area to avoid stray cats and dogs as well as wildlife such as raccoons, bats, foxes, skunks, otters, bobcats, and coyotes.
Their testimony also appealed to anyone who comes into contact with these animals Seek Medical Treatment For Immediate Medical Treatment and Contact Orange County Animal Services at 407-254-9150.
Pet owners were also asked to vaccinate their animals if they had not already.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control, rabies is a "lethal but avoiding It can also cause paralysis and coma. As the virus spreads through the saliva of animals, humans can be infected by animal bites, scratches or open wounds. The only way to prevent this is to prevent the virus from getting stuck through a series of shots.
According to the Mayo Clinic, a fast-acting shot of rabies immunoglobulin is administered immediately at the site of the bite. Over the next two weeks, the patient will receive a series of four additional strokes to train his immune system for the identification and attack of the virus.
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