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HEALTH OFFICIALS ISSUE RABIES ALERT

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The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County (DOH-Citrus) has issued a rabies alert for the Heatherwood area of Inverness. This is in response to a feral cat that tested positive on Friday, December 27, 2019. The cat was tested after it bit an individual on the previous day. Thanks to quick response and medical care, the individual is receiving the postexposure treatment necessary to stop the disease.