health unit issues reminder about about rabies
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Health unit issues reminder about about rabies

The Grey Bruce Health Unit is urging residents to take precautions to prevent potential rabies exposure.

This announcement comes after six Grey-Bruce residents have received the rabies Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (rPEP) since early July, after a provoked or unprovoked exposure to an animal, such as a dog, raccoon, or bat.

Six animals have been sent away for rabies testing from Grey and Bruce this month alone.

If you’ve been exposed to the saliva of a potentially rabid animal, you should:

-Wash the bite or scratch with soap and warm water immediately (use hand sanitizer if there’s no soap or water nearby).

-Call your family doctor or go to the nearest hospital for treatment right away; and

-Report the bite or scratch to the Grey Bruce Health Unit at 519-376-9420.

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