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Health officials identify woman who may have been exposed to rabies at Safari Park

Posted at 1:55 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 19:59:09-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- County health officials have identified the woman who may have come into contact with a bat that tested positive for rabies at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

According to the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, one person, and possible others, were exposed to rabies on September 6.

The county says a bat was seen flying around a previously unidentified woman around 11:30 a.m. at the Mombasa Cooker at Nairobi Village.

The bat was later collected and submitted to health officials for testing. It was later determined that the bat was infected with rabies.

The agency says the bat wasn’t part of the park’s collection of animals.

"Any other visitors who may have come in direct contact with a bat at the location and time described below should contact County Health and Human Services," the agency said.