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San Diego Zoo Safari Park visitor potentially exposed to rabies


Last updated 9/11/2020 at 8:45pm

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A bat captured at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in San Pasqual Sunday, Sept. 6, has tested positive for rabies.

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is asking for the public's help in identifying one person, and possibly others, who may have been exposed to rabies while visiting San Diego Zoo Safari Park in San Pasqual Sunday, Sept. 6.

A bat was witnessed flying around an unidentified female guest at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, at the Mombasa Cooker at Nairobi Village. It was later collected by a trained park employee and submitted to the county for rabies testing, and the county Public Health Laboratory confirmed the bat was infected with rabies. The bat was not one of the park's c...

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