Disney - which is now dealing with the fallout from its Toontown throw-down in California - may have an even bigger problem on their hands in the Sunshine State, where a 60-day rabies alert was issued for an area near it's popular Epcot and Hollywood Studios theme parks. The alert covers a two-mile radius across the intersection and expires in 60 days.
The alert has been released after a cat was tested positive for the illness, according to the officials.More news: Hamilton aiming to bounce back by finding Silverstone 'sweet spot'
Visitors and residents in the area have been advised to avoid feral animals because they could have been infected with the disease. The statement warns against contact with any animals found in the area, including feral cats, stray dogs, and wild mammals (like raccoons, squirrels, skunks, and coyotes).
Rabies is a viral disease that is caused to a close contact with infected animals. In response to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "the rabies virus infects the central nervous system", however might be prevented by staying away from wildlife and seeking medical care after potential exposure.More news: Millie Bobby Brown joins Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie in 'The Eternals'
In addition, domestic animals are at risk if not vaccinated. The public is asked to maintain a heightened awareness that rabies is active in this area of southwest Orange County. Disney's Hollywood Studios, which is expecting massive crowds for its new Star Wars area starting August 29, sits outside the alert area, as do the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks.More news: Amber Portwood Allegedly Came After Boyfriend With Machete in Domestic Battery Incident