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Rabies alert issued for Alachua and Levy counties

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The Alachua and Levy County Health Departments have issued a rabies alert.  Alachua County Communications Director Mark Sexton describes the specific animals to keep an eye out for.

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Sexton says with the rabies alert in effect it is important for people to make sure their pets’ rabies immunizations are current.  He also encourages people to cover garbage, and suggests people contact their local veterinarian for more detailed information. If bitten or scratched by any stray or domestic animal people should seek immediate medical attention. The University Oaks area will be under the rabies alert for 60 days.

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