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Public Service Announcement

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Did you know? Rabies investigation goes on all year

Feb 06, 2012
Each year the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit investigates more than 1,000 animal exposure incidents to prevent the occurrence of human rabies, which can be fatal if undetected.

Each year the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit investigates more than 1,000 animal exposure incidents to prevent the occurrence of human rabies, which can be fatal if undetected.

If you have been bitten or scratched by an animal, immediately wash the wound well with soap and water and see your health care provider, or go to the hospital. Health care providers will report the incident to the health unit and you will be contacted to provide more details. Post exposure rabies vaccine is also provided to local health care professionals through the health unit.

If you want to consult with a public health inspector regarding an animal exposure incident you can arrange to meet with one at the health unit’s new Orillia office in the Common Roof at 169 Front Street South.

You can also find information at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org, or you can call Your Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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