Rabies is “the most deadly virus on the planet.”
Without another animal testing positive for rabies, one of the two rabies alerts in North Miami Beach has been lifted by the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade.
The lifted alert went into effect Sept. 25 after four people were exposed to an unvaccinated pet cat. This covered an area bound by Northeast 163rd Street on the north, Northeast 151st Street on the south, Biscayne Boulevard on the east and Northeast 14th Avenue on the west.
A rabies alert remains until Dec. 14 for a North Miami Beach/North Miami-Dade area bounded by Northeast 186th Street on the north, Royal Glades Canal on the south, West Dixie Highway on the east, and Northeast 19th Avenue on the west. A rabies alert also remains for part of Kendall, which had an alert lifted two days before a new one went into effect Nov. 21 after a seventh raccoon tested positive.
The Department of Health reminds pet owners to keep rabies vaccinations up to date; don’t allow pets to run free; spay or neuter pets; cover outdoor trash; and don’t adopt wild animals or bring wild animals into the home.