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Public Health and Wellness Identifies Nine Children Who Need Treatment for Rabies Exposure

Friday August 9, 2013

The Department of Public Health and Wellness personnel canvassed the Kingston Park Apartments housing complex today and identified nine children in of need treatment for rabies exposure. All of these children have either already begun treatment or will begin treatment in the next two days. The department is still trying to make contact with the parents of one other child who may have come in contact with a rabid bat.

While the Department of Public Health and Wellness has reached the households of all but one of the children on a list of potential contacts, the department is asking that people who may know of other children or adults who may have come in contact with a rabid bat on August 1 call 574-8200 this weekend.

Time is of the essence, so people are asked to come forward with information immediately. The department emphasizes that no one is in any trouble because they played with or carried the bat and that all information will be kept confidential.