Rabies alert issued for part of Citrus County after cat tests positive for disease
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Citrus County
FOX 13 News

INVERNESS, Fla. - A rabies alert has been issued for the Inverness area after a person was bitten by a feral cat that tested positive for the disease.

The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County said the person sought medical assistance quickly and is receiving the necessary post-exposure treatment to stop the disease, which affects the nervous system and can be fatal to warm-blooded animals and humans.

The rabies alert is in effect for the next 60 days and centers around the intersection of E. Heatherwood Street and S. Hammock Ave. It includes the following boundaries in Citrus County:

North boundary: northern part of S. Vision Circle and Trail 18
East boundary: Lighthorse Circle
South boundary: E. Needham Court
West boundary: S. Brittany Path

Health officials urged residents to keep rabies vaccinations up-to-date for all pets and at-risk livestock...