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Rabies alert extended for Kendall area after second raccoon infected

Florida Department of Health extends rabies alert for another 60 days

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A second raccoon in Kendall has tested positive for rabies, prompting health officials to extend a rabies alert in the area.

The Florida Department of Health announced Wednesday that the rabies alert for the Kendall area will be extended for another 60 days.

A rabies alert was first issued in May.

The alert includes the following areas:

  • Southwest 152nd Street to the north
  • Southwest 187th Street to the south
  • Southwest 117th Avenue to the east
  • Southwest 137th Avenue to the west

The raccoon is the second to test positive for rabies in Miami-Dade County this year.

Health officials said they are working with the county to identify any individuals who might have been exposed to the rabid raccoon.