A plane, found at Hayward Mall earlier this month, was said by officials at the Alameda County Department of Health. On February 5, it was taken from Southland Mall to the Alameda Healthcare Laboratory, where he received a positive result for a rabies.
Now officials are asking anyone who could touch or beat him from February 5 to 13 to contact Public Health at (510) 267-3250.
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is very nominal, and sometimes people can not even know that they were bitten – says a representative of the Department of Health Alameda Sherry Willis. "It's amazing how many people touched a bat … This shopping mall is a big mall, so we wanted to get a word about it."
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Most cases of human rabies in the United States are associated with bats contacts, says Dr. Eric Pan, a temporary health officer & # 39; I'm a district. In this regard, the Department of Health Care wants to be sure that everyone who may have suffered is counted.
"We want to determine what that impact is," says Willis, "and that extends to humans and pets."
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