ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- As expected, the St. Johns County Health Department has issued a rabies alert in reaction to a recent raccoon attack.
The attack happened Tuesday at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, just north of downtown St. Augustine, and the alert covers only the immediate area around the school.
Even so, the health department used this alert to remind all county residents that rabies is present in wild animals throughout the area.
The alert is valid for 60 days in the area between May Street and State Road 16 south to north, and from U.S. 1 to the Intracoastal Waterway west and east.
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