Saturday, June 15, 2013

Press: Another Rabid Bat in North Idaho

Posted By on Sat, Jun 15, 2013 at 10:23 AM

A rabid bat—the third in a month—was caught this past week in Coeur d'Alene.

This morning's Coeur d'Alene Press reports health officials say it's unusual to have three rabid bats this early in the year, and are reminding citizens not to touch any bats with their bare hards.

The Press reports that no one was directly exposed to the latest bat. A family dog had already been vaccinated and was re-vaccinated after touching the bat.

Previous rabid bat sightings were reported within the last month in Coeur d'Alene and Spirit Lake. In one instance, a family underwent a series of five shots each to protect them from rabies.

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