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    Default Section of Walt Disney World under rabies alert

    Interesting little piece from Travel Mole, although as the article says, not a lot to worry about. Just needs a bit of common sense.

    A small section of Florida's Walt Disney World has been placed under a rabies alert.

    The Florida Department of Health issued the advisory after two Disney employees were scratched by a feral cat, which turned out to be carrying the disease.

    The employees did not get sick, Disney said.

    It happened in a car park just outside the park, but health officials have put a two-mile area under alert around the intersection of Interstate 4 and Epcot Center Drive.

    It is warning park visitors to be on alert for any rabid animals in the area and advised extra caution in other nearby areas too.

    The FDH said: "This alert should not give a false sense of security to areas that have not been named under this alert.

    "The identified cat may have infected other animals in the area. Contact with feral cats, stray dogs and all wildlife particularly raccoons, bats, foxes, skunks, otters, bobcats and coyotes should be avoided."

    The alert will last for 60 days.

    Rabies can be treated quickly with a vaccine if scratched or bitten by a rabid animal but symptoms are not apparent for several weeks.

    If not treated by this time it is 'nearly always fatal' the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says.
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    Yes, it is largely a technical exercise in ultra-ULTRA caution, but it's worth emphasising that feral cats do exist around all the theme parks, and they are definitely not to be messed with. These aren't tame little house cats!

    Interesting footnote. We had a raccoon scurrying around outside our house last night when I went out to take the dog for her late-night comfort break!!

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    There are feral cats all over the place here. We've seen them at Miller's Ale House (formerly Orlando Ale House) at night. Anyone with a lick of sense doesn't go near them.

    I probably will eye our resident bunnies with great suspicion now, though.












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    Ah, the good old Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggers Friend View Post
    Ah, the good old Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggers Friend View Post
    Ah, the good old Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog.
    I hear they have a vicious streak a mile wide......
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    Yup. They don't like chipmunks much, either!!

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