Rabid Bat Discovered in Braidwood

Rabid Bat Discovered in Braidwood

One Person Had Physcial Contact with Bat

Author: Family Health Services Staff/Tuesday, September 18, 2018/Categories: Home Page, NEWS

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On Monday September 17th a bat was picked up from a residence in the 200 block of South Lincoln Street in Braidwood. The bat tested positive for rabies later that day.

Bats discovered in Will County need to be immediately reported to Will County Animal Control at 815-462-5633. The Will County Animal Control program maintains a 24-hour answering and emergency pick-up service for confined stray animals, injured animals, and stray biters.

In addition to reporting any discovered bats immediately, Will County residents are reminded to remove any people and animals from the area where the bat is, close off the vicinity where the bat is located if possible, and look over all present residents and pets that were around the bat for any small puncture or bite marks. Please also remember to have your pets currently vaccinated against Rabies.

For more on dealing with bats, please go to recommended websites from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or Will County.

 

 

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