Sunday, May 27, 2007

Indian River Co. Rabies Alert

The Stuart News is reporting that an otter has bitten three people in the area of Vero Beach, Florida, at the Grand Harbor golf and beach community. The otter was captured and has tested positive for rabies. Those bitten are receiving treatment for their injuries and vaccinations to prevent infection by the the disease.

Ten people have been bitten or exposed to raccoons, a stray cat and an otter since January 4th, 2007, when Indian River County lifted a 3-month old, countywide rabies alert. They are all receiving vaccinations for rabies.