Rabies Alert Issued by Florida Department of Health

St. Lucie County Health Department

St. Lucie County Health Department

A rabies alert has been issued by the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County.

The alert is in response to an above average percentage of animals testing positive for rabies this year.

The Department of Health reports the county’s average is about 2 animals per year.  Since March five animals have tested positive including a cat, three raccoons and a bat.

Areas related to the alert include the following: North of Prima Vista Blvd, East of St Lucie County Fair Grounds, West of Highway A1A and South of Indrio Road.

The Department of Health advises all residents to be especially aware that rabies is an issue in St. Lucie County.

Rabies is transmitted through exposure by bite, scratch or contact with an animal’s eyes nose and mouth.

The alert will remain in effect for 60 days.

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