- A woman came face-to-face with a monkey involved in a crash is experiencing symptoms.
- A truck carrying a trailer of 100 monkeys imported from Africa to a lab was involved in a crash with a dump truck in Montour County, Pennsylvania.
- Michele Fallon witnessed the crash and quickly pulled over to help the driver and stuck her finger in the cage
- She later received a letter from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, urging her to monitor her health for any symptoms of an infectious disease due to the close interaction.
- Fallon became concerned because she has a cut on her hand and began experiencing pink eye symptoms, so she went to the emergency room at a local hospital.
- She is now taking preventative medicine for about two weeks and received her first dose of the rabies vaccine.
- She told the news station she had no idea her attempt to be a Good Samaritan would result in potential health concerns.
- Three of the monkeys escaped during the crash and were then euthanized.
- The CDC warned during the search that the escaped monkeys posed a health risk to the public and can pass along deadly viruses to humans.
Source | Newsweek