published on August 1, 2016 - 9:50 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Fresno County Department of Public Health staffers found a rabid bat in Downtown Fresno last week, and are alerting the public about the universally fatal illness.


The dead bat was found July 26 near the corner of Van Ness and Merced avenues.  It was collected and delivered to a lab for testing, and the rabies infection was confirmed July 28.

Rabies can be transmitted to humans by a bite or scratch from an infected mammal. Wild mammals such as bats and skunks are of special concern in Fresno County.

Fresno County is reminding residents not to touch wild animals, whether alive or dead. Any bite or scratch from a wild mammal should be brought to the attention of a health care provider.

For more information, visit http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/exposure/animals/bats.html


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