Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Indu Gupta, MD, MPH, announced today that the New York State Health Department laboratory has reported that a bat found at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse has tested positive for rabies.
The Health Department is asking residents who may have come into direct contact with a bat on the grounds of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo between the dates of
Sunday, February 7, and Monday, February 8, 2016 to contact the Onondaga County Health Department’s Bureau of Disease Control at 435-3236.
Dr. Gupta explained, “This finding serves as an important reminder to residents that rabies exposure can happen any time of the year. To protect yourself against rabies, do not feed, touch or adopt wild animals.”
For more information on rabies go to http://www.ongov.net/health/ADP.html, or call 435-3165.