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Post by andy_soccer 24/09/15, 10:37 am

I got this notice from the City of Lewisville Animal Services through GLASA. Pay attention if you were in Lewisville Lake Park on Sep 19th and spread the message. Notice mentions Turtle Creek, I think they mean Turtle Trail street.

Map to Lake Park fields.  http://www.glasasoccer.org/maps/?complexID=4&alias=Lake%20Park

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Below is a notice form Lewisville Animal Services.  Please direct any questions to them as GLASA only knows the information that is contained below.  GLASA has been advised to send a notice to anyone that would possibly be at Lake Park this past Saturday.

NOTICE:
On September 19, 2015 animal services was notified of a group if children playing with a bat on the soccer fields at Lake Park, Turtle Creek. The children were gone when we arrived, so we have no idea who those children are and if there was direct contact with the bat. It was reported that they were poking at it with a stick. We were notified today from the Department of State Health Services that the bat was positive for  RABIES.  
The bat was between field 7 & 8 and it was around 10:00am. on Sept 19th. Please notify any and everyone and if those kids are located and a direct exposure is suspected, please call us immediately at 972-219-3478. There is a 10 day window from date of exposure. Thank you for your prompt attention in this matter,

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Ethel Strother
Animal Services Supervisor
City of Lewisville
995 E. Valley Ridge Blvd
Lewisville, TX 75057
972-219-3478
estrother@cityoflewisville.com

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."      Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Post by andy_soccer 24/09/15, 04:37 pm

Note from Denton County Health Department
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Denton County Health Department
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public's Help Needed to Find Children Possibly Exposed to Rabies
September 24, 2015 - On Saturday, September 19, 2015, between 10:00am and 11:00am, a group of children was spotted playing with a bat at the Lake Park Ballfields in Lewisville, Texas. This incident occurred between fields 7 and 8. The bat tested positive for rabies on September 23, 2015.
Due to the critical need to identify all those involved, the Denton County Health Department is asking parents to call 940-349-2909 immediately if your child has been exposed, saw or played with this bat. Health department officials can recommend the course of treatment for any child that has been exposed.
Anyone who comes in contact with a rabid animal should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Rabies is a viral illness that can be transmitted to humans through an infected animal's saliva. The illness can be prevented with treatment before symptoms begin. However, once a person has symptoms, the disease is almost always fatal.

Dr. Matt Richardson, Director of Denton County Health Department commented, "We want to reiterate the serious nature of this potential exposure and to coordinate treatment for any children who may have played with or were exposed to this bat."
For general rabies information or concerns, people should contact their local health department. More information on rabies can be found at www.CDC.GOV/rabies.
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