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Palm Beach County Residents Cautioned About Rabies

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Young girl undergoing shots for rabies (credit: Ralph Morse/GettyImgaes)

Young girl undergoing shots for rabies (credit: Ralph Morse/GettyImgaes)

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WEST PALM BEACH,Fla.(AP) — Residents of central Palm Beach County are being warned to be on the lookout for rabid animals.

The county’s health department says a puppy found near the Florida Turnpike and Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach tested positive for the disease last week, prompting a 60-day alert for the area.

The Palm Beach Post reports the alert stands for the area between Northlake Boulevard to the north, Southern Boulevard to the south, Interstate 95 to the east and Royal Palm Beach Boulevard to the west.

But authorities are cautioning all Palm Beach County residents to be alert for animals showing signs of sickness or aggressive behavior.

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