A man was bitten by an angry coyote at Mount Point Reserve in Lebanon on Saturday, Huntington County health officials said Thursday.
The Huntington County Health Department has warned anyone else who may have been exposed to a rabid animal between October 13 and 27 to call their doctor immediately or go directly to the hospital for "rabies treatment".
The department did not disclose any other details about the "bite incident" and only stated that it happened through the central park area of 885 acres.
Health officials have worked with "individuals exposed to providing appropriate medical treatment for disease prevention" and the central park will be closed by November 3, Ministry of Health
The rabies virus is found in the saliva of a rabid animal and is transmitted by biting or possibly by contamination of the saliva with open incision or eyes, according to the department.
"It is important to remember that rabies is fatal if left untreated but can be prevented with animal vaccines or timely treatment after human exposure," the department statement said.
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