Dawn C. Allicock, M.D., M.P.H., Director, St. Johns County Health Department, has issued a rabies alert for St. Johns County. This is in response to a feral cat that tested positive for rabies, reported on December 20, 2010.
All citizens in St. Johns County should be aware that rabies is present in the wild animal population and domestic animals are at risk if not vaccinated. The public is asked to maintain a heightened awareness that rabies is active in St. Johns County. Alerts are designed to increase awareness to the public, but they should not give a false sense of security to areas that have not been named as under an alert.