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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Rabies Alert set for North Miami Beach

Rabies Notice for NMB

To date, there has been 1 confirmed rabies case in North Miami Beach. This was a cat not vaccinated against rabies. The affected area is as follows:

  • NE 163rd Street to the North
  • NE 151st Street to the South
  • Biscayne Blvd to the East
  • NE 14th Avenue to the West

Map of rabies affected area in NMB


  • Rabies is a disease of the nervous system and is fatal to humans and warm-blooded animals.
  • An animal with rabies could infect other wild or domestic animals that have not been vaccinated against rabies.
  • Rabies is spread through an infected animal’s saliva, which can be passed to another person or animal through a bite or if the infected saliva enters open wounds, the mouth, nose, or eyes of another animal or person.
  • To ensure the safety of your pets and family, keep rabies vaccinations for all pets up-to-date. Rabies vaccines are available at a private veterinarian or at Miami-Dade Animal Services.
  • Keep your pets under direct supervision so as to avoid contact with animals. Do not allow your pets to run free. Follow leash laws by keeping your pets secure on your property.
  • Teach children to never handle unfamiliar, wild, or domestic animals, even if they appear friendly.
  • Pet owners should contact their local veterinarian to vaccinate pets or ensure that their rabies vaccine is current.
  • North Miami Beach is coordinating with Miami-Dade County in order to offer rabies vaccines for pets whose owners live within the rabies alert boundaries.


IF YOUR PET IS BITTEN: SEEK VETERINARY ASSISTANCE & CONTACT MIAMI-DADE ANIMAL SERVICES AT 3-1-1

IF YOU ARE BITTEN OR SCRATCHED BY A WILD OR DOMESTIC ANIMAL: SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION & REPORT THE INJURY TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN MIAMI-DADE AT (305) 342-2400


Click here to view the Public Health Notice: Rabies Alert document in English, Spanish, and Creole.

Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade
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