Hello again everyone.
It seems two people in Florida were recently munching on a store-bought (Walmart) salad when they encountered a decomposed bat in the package! What? How does something like that even happen?
What would you do if it was you??
I would probably vomit on the spot. Then I would require years of psycho therapy … and would probably never eat another salad. I would sue everyone and everybody involved in making and packaging the salad and ask for punitive damages, because that sort of thing can’t happen without human intervention.
If you do find a bat in your salad, don’t touch it! The CDC says data suggest that transmission of the rabies virus can occur from minor, seemingly unimportant or unrecognized bites from bats.
“Human and domestic animal contact with bats should be minimized, and bats should never be handled by untrained and unvaccinated persons or be kept as pets,” the CDC says. A warning most of us probably don’t really need.
If there is direct contact with a bat, unless you are certain there was no bite or scratch, the CDC recommends a delightful little regimen it calls “post-exposure prophylaxis.” Translation: a series of shots over two weeks.
Also, if you are wondering whether you may have eaten salad from the recalled production line, fear not.
“People who have eaten the recalled salad product and did not find animal material are not at risk and do not need to contact their health department,” the CDC cheerfully reports.
So, there you have it. Beware bats in your salad!
Thanks for reading and stay tuned.