October 6, 2022.Reading time 6 minutes.
A rabid bat was found by the sidewalk adjacent to the Duwamish Head Condominiums (1140 Alki Ave SW) on September 18 – 19, 2022, near Alki Beach Pier in West Seattle. If you or someone you know had any contact with a bat near this area, seek medical evaluation immediately or contact Public Health – Seattle & King County.
May 10, 2021.Reading time 6 minutes.
As the weather warms up in King County, bats come out of hibernation, which means a big increase in human-bat interactions compared to other times of year. Bats that are infected with rabies can spread the infection to humans who have bare skin contact with bats or bat saliva.
July 21, 2020.Reading time 6 minutes.
Rabid bat found in Ballard neighborhood. Anyone who may have had contact with this bat should seek medical evaluation immediately.
July 17, 2020.Reading time 7 minutes.
Each summer, we receive between 70 to 100 reports of people being exposed to rabid bats in King County. And, in the recent weeks we’ve received reports of two rabid bats that interacted with humans. If you had contact with a bat, or even woke up in a room with a bat inside, you should call your medical provider immediately, in addition to reporting the exposure to Public Health at: 206-296-4774.
August 16, 2018.Reading time 5 minutes.
Auburn Animal Control services were notified the morning of August 13 of two bats (1 dead, the other appeared sick) on the sidewalk near the corner of B Street NE and 3rd Street NE in Auburn. Public Health conducted an investigation and did not identify anyone who had contact with the bats. The bats tested […]
July 20, 2018.Reading time 3 minutes.
Public Health Insider has reported on multiple incidents of human/bat interactions this summer – a bat in a park bathroom, a bat at an equestrian center and a bat near Husky Stadium. Statewide, bat-human encounters broke a record this spring. So what are the essential 5 things to know about bats? Read on: 1. Anyone […]