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Death from bat contact prompts flood of calls (SPH)

Calls continue to pour in to public health units following the death last month of a young Parksville man who contracted rabies from a bat.

Major developed symptoms six weeks later and died July 13 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.

His death has helped to raise awareness about potential risks, “which is a good thing because we do want people to be aware they shouldn’t be in contact with bats and, if they have a bite, they should seek care for that,” Hoyano said.

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