Rabid Raccoon Killed in Panama City

BAY COUNTY, Fla A raccoon killed in the neighborhood between State Avenue and Stanford Road north of 23rd Street in Panama City has tested positive for rabies.

This is Bay County’s fifth laboratory confirmed rabid raccoon of 2014.

A rabid raccoon was captured two weeks ago in the area of E 17th Street and East Avenue in the Cedar Grove area. In February, a rabid raccoon was captured near 9th Street and Minnesota Avenue in the City of Lynn Haven and a rabid raccoon was killed on De Len Drive in the High Point area. In January, a rabid raccoon was killed near 8th Street and Arkansas Avenue in Lynn Haven.

The Florida Department of Health in Bay County would like to remind citizens that unvaccinated dogs and cats should not be outdoors without direct and continuous adult supervision.

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