First the OPP, and now the Toronto Public Health department—everyone’s getting Facebook! A few weeks ago, a woman went to the Toronto Wildlife Centre to drop off a bat that (unbeknownst to her) was infested with rabies. The health department wanted to warn her, so they tried all their top-secret official government methods of tracking people down (apparently consisting of the “telephone book” and “Google”) but nothing panned out. So they did what any reasonable person would do and turned to Facebook (though they had to get special permission to use it, thanks to Gerry Phillips). They quickly found her.
Unfortunately, there was a second woman that came into contact with the bat that TPH is unable to locate because they don’t have her name. No biggie. All they have to do is start a Facebook group called “You Know You’ve Been Bitten By A Rabid Bat If…” and wait for the members to start rolling in!
Photo by Dano on Flickr.