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 discovered 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 press release.

Most of current rabies cases in humans have actually been spread by bats. And while such cases are uncommon, any possible exposure to the infection need to be examined, according to health officials.

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

Anyone who believes they have actually had contact with the wild bat is advised to call the Health Care Agencys Epidemiology program immediately at 714-834-8180.

Given that rabies is generally deadly once symptoms appear– typically around 3 to eight weeks– its essential to look for preventative treatment immediately. That normally involves a series of shots of the vaccine, health authorities stated.

It evaluated positive for rabies, the potentially deadly illness that can be spread out by being bitten or, in rare instances, scratched by a contaminated animal, the agency said. As bats have tiny teeth, it can sometimes be challenging to discover their bites.

Orange County health officials alerted locals Friday about a wild bat that was just recently found outside an organisation in Anaheim.

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