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Rabies alert issued near Disney World's Epcot

The department advises anyone who is bitten or scratched by a wild animal to seek medical treatment immediately.

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Orange County issued a rabies alert on Monday night near Walt Disney World's Epcot.

The alert spans for a two-mile radius around the intersection of Interstate 4 and Epcot Center Drive.

The department said a cat tested positive for rabies.

People are advised to avoid wild and domestic cats or dogs. The department advises anyone who is bitten or scratched by a wild animal to seek medical treatment immediately.

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