Woman Experiencing Symptoms After Face-to-Face Encounter With Lab Monkey Involved in Crash | Newsweek

Woman Experiencing Symptoms After Face-to-Face Encounter With Lab Monkey Involved in Crash | Newsweek

Summary
  • 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

https://www.newsweek.com/woman-experiencing-symptoms-after-face-face-encounter-lab-monkey-involved-crash-1672790

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