Rabid bat found on school grounds in Woodinville

myotis-batA rabid bat was found on the playground of Bear Creek Elementary School in Woodinville on the morning of Monday, October 2. If you or your child had any recent contact with a bat at Bear Creek Elementary School, contact Public Health immediately at 206-296-4774 for information on preventative treatment. Contact includes touching a bat, being bitten, scratched, or any other bare skin contact with a bat or its saliva. Rabies can be life-threatening, but treatable if caught early.

Read the full media release for more information about the rabid bat that was found. Learn more about recent cases of rabid bats in our post “Hey, What’s Up with Bats?” For more information about bats and rabies, and to view a video on how to safely catch a bat in your home, visit: www.kingcounty.gov/bats

 

 

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