The Florida Department of Health (DOH) state laboratory has identified a raccoon that has tested positive for rabies in the area of W. Thornton Ave in Tampa, Florida. The community within a 500 foot radius of this location should remain vigilant.

No human exposures have been identified, but a vaccinated domestic dog was exposed.

For more information, please contact:

Courtney Lemay
Environmental Specialist II
Rabies Coordinator/Biomedical Waste
Florida Department of Health, Hillsborough County
Phone: (813)307-8015 ext. 5930