Rabies-Infested bat could have infected Zoo and vistors

At the San Diego Zoo a bat was tested positive for rabies and could have possibly exposed the other animals and visitors... SCARY!

'A bat caught alive at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park has tested positive for rabies, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency announced Monday.

County officials are urging anyone who may have touched the bat to contact County Health officials as soon as possible at (619)692-8499.

On Apr. 15 at about 3 p.m., trained park staff captured the bat near the Oasis Deli in Nairobi Village. According to County officials, it was a wild bat not obtained as part of the park's animal collection.

"Although the bat was found in an area where many park visitors pass by, there has been no reported human or animal contact with it," said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer, in a statement.'

Source: Rabies-Infested Bat May Have Exposed Visitors at San Diego Zoo Safari Park | NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/california/Staff-Discovers-Bat-Infested-With-Rabies-at-San-Diego-Zoo-Safari-Park-419658983.html#ixzz4enYmxxBN Follow us: @NBCBayArea on Twitter | NBCBayArea on Facebook


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