Veterinary Public Health


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Contact Information
Veterinary Public Health Program
313 N Figueroa St. Rm 1127
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel (213) 989-7060
Fax (213) 481-2375
vet@ph.lacounty.gov
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Bat in the House
If you encounter a bat in your home, think carefully before you release it outdoors.

The bat might have exposed a person or pet to rabies, and might need to be tested. Please review this page carefully. This information is also available in the form of text-only.

Have an encounter with a bat in LA County?
Call Public Health for rabies exposure consultation
213-989-7060 8-5pm
after hours 213-240-7941 (Physician on Call)
 
Flowchart for handling incidents involving finding a bat in the home - to evaluate rabies risk.

Last updated: 12/05/2014

 
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