Here’s a warning for you and your pets! The DuPage County Health Department has issued a news release warning residents of bats with rabies. The department has found 4 bats that have tested positive for the virus. They warn you to avoid contact with bats and keep your pets up to date on their rabies shots.
This is the time of year when bats are most active and the DuPage County Health Department is warning residents to never touch or try to catch a bat or wild animal, especially in your home. Read on: https://t.co/QAT4rWWSHZ pic.twitter.com/FpFZcKnvZD— DCHD (@DuPageHD) August 2, 2022
Any mammal can contract rabies and pass it on to humans. So if you are bit by a wild animal, it’s important that you seek medical help immediately. Rabies is typically fatal without any treatment.