Rabid bat found in King County: What you should know to protect yourself, your family, and your pets

An eastern King County resident and their unvaccinated puppy were exposed to rabies after potentially coming in contact with a bat in the bushes near their home. The bat was collected and sent to the Washington State Public Health Lab where it tested positive for rabies.  In situations like these, Public Health will make recommendations for potentially exposed humans and animals.

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