BAY CONTAE, Fla. (WJHG / WECP) – All rabies alert was extended in Bay County.
A Florida Department of Health in Bay County is extending a rabies alert issued in March. Health officials report that there were four confirmed cases during the month.
Health officials say that the latest case was a rabid raccoon who killed dogs from Oakenshaw Drive between Highway 2301 and Camp Flowers Road in Youngstown.
Florida requires vaccination of pets four months or older. If there is no animal vaccinated, keep the pet inside. Health officials say cats are most likely to be infected with rabies.
A fatal viral infection is the rabbit of the nervous system that is transmitted from an animal to an animal or animal to a person through a bite, scratch, or exposure of a mucous membrane.
If your pet carries a wild animal fight, contact the Florida Department of Health in Bay County. The wild animal must be tested for rabies. A health officer asks you not to hit the wild animal in the head.
The alert lasts 60 days.