Bat found near AT&T store in Anaheim tests positive for rabies, O.C. health officials say – KTLA

After 5 p.m. or on weekends, people are asked to call 714-834-7792 and leave a message, along with their name and phone number, and someone from the firm will return the call.

The bat was found at the entrance of the AT&T shop in the 130 block of Katella Avenue around 11:15 a.m. this previous Sunday, according to an Orange County Health Care Agency news release.

Orange County health officials cautioned citizens Friday about a rabid bat that was just recently found outside an organisation in Anaheim.

Anybody who thinks they have actually had contact with the rabid bat is urged to call the Health Care Agencys Epidemiology program right away at 714-834-8180.

Once signs show up– usually around three to 8 weeks– its vital to seek preventative treatment right away, given that rabies is practically always fatal. That usually includes a series of shots of the vaccine, health officials said.

More details about rabies can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions website.

Most of recent rabies cases in human beings have actually been spread out by bats. And while such cases are rare, any possible direct exposure to the virus need to be evaluated, according to health officials.

It evaluated positive for rabies, the potentially deadly disease that can be spread by being bitten or, in uncommon instances, scratched by an infected animal, the firm said. As bats have tiny teeth, it can often be tough to discover their bites.

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