Rabid bat found in Orange County shopping center parking lot - KUSI News - San Diego, CA

Rabid bat found in Orange County shopping center parking lot

Posted: Updated:

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Public health authorities in Orange County say a bat found in an Anaheim shopping center parking lot on Tuesday tested positive for rabies.

Officials say anyone who came in physical contact with the bat or saw someone else do so at Canyon Terrace Shopping Center should call the Orange County Health Care Agency.

Rabies is nearly always fatal once a person begins showing symptoms, so it's important to get medical treatment to stop the virus from causing illness in anyone who has been exposed.

Rabies can be transmitted to people by a bit from an animal. Bats have very small teeth and their bites may go unnoticed.

In rare cases, the virus can be transmitted when a rabid animal's saliva gets into a person's eyes, mouth or an open wound.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly


4575 Viewridge Ave. San Diego, CA 92123
Newsroom: 858-571-NEWS (6397)
Turko Files: 858-571-FILE (3453)
Business offices: 858-571-5151

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KUSI. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.