Rabies alert issued in Suwannee County

Posted at 6:11 PM, Sep 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-01 18:11:00-04

SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL)-- The Florida Department of Health has issued a rabies alert within the area south of Highway 90 and West 185th Road in Suwannee County. It's due to positive lab results from a cat.

According to the Suwannee Democrat, officials are suggesting you follow these steps to make sure you and your family stay our of harm's way:

-Avoid contact with free roaming domestic or wild animals

-Make sure your animals are vaccinated

-Do not feed stray or wild animals

-Teach children to stay away