Visiting Safari Park Potentially Exposed to Rabies news

The San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) County is asking for the public’s help in identifying an individual, and possibly others, who may be exposed to rabies while visiting San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Sept., In San Pascal on Sunday Can come in contact. 6.

A bat was spotted around an unknown female guest at 6:30 am on Sunday Mombasa Cooker In Nairobi village. this It was later collected by a trained park employee and presented to the county for rabies testing, and the County Public Health Laboratory confirmed that the bat was infected with rabies. Balla Park’s collection was not one of the animals.

The woman and another man who had direct contact with the left bat before providing contact information. Anyone who knows the identity of these park visitors, or anyone who was in the park and believes they were potentially in contact with the bat, urged the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency to contact as soon as possible Goes to (619) 692 -8499.

“We are concerned about the health of this woman and any park patrons who were in direct contact with the bat,” said Eric McDonald, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the County Epidemiology and Immunization Services Branch. “We want to make sure that they were not exposed to this potentially fatal disease.”

Health officials would like to interview someone who may have come in contact with the bat to determine if they are exposed to rabies. Visitors to the park who had no physical contact with the bat are not at risk of rabies.

Five rabbit bats have been detected in the county by 2020, and the public is reminded that no bats should ever be handled because of the potential risk of rabies. Rabies is a preventable viral disease that is often spread by the bite of a rabid animal. Although rare, transmission can also occur if the saliva of a rabid animal comes into contact with a person’s eyes, nose, mouth, or open wound.

After exposure to a rabies animal, it may take weeks to months for people to develop symptoms of rabies. Once symptoms develop, rabies is almost always fatal. However, treatment that occurs soon after exposure to the virus will prevent the disease.

For more information about rabies and bats, please visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.