Rabies alert issued for area of northwest St. Johns County
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. A rabies alert was issued Thursday after there was a laboratory-confirmed case of rabies associated with a feral cat, according to the Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County. This rabies alert was issued for 60 days for an area of northwest St. Johns County within ZIP code 32092. The only treatment for human exposure to rabies is rabies specific immune globulin and rabies immunization. If your pet or livestock are bitten by a wild animal, then seek veterinary assistance for the animal immediately and contact St. Johns Countys Animal Control Department at 904-209-6190. Do not handle, feed, or unintentionally attract wild animals with outdoor food sources such as uncovered trash or litter.