Rabies Infected Bats in El Paso

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 5:20pm

EL PASO - Twenty bats tested positive for rabies in El Paso in 2010 and the El Paso Department of Public Health is urging residents to avoid contact with bats. Rabies is transferred through the saliva of infected animals and could be easily transferred to cats and dogs who may become curious or attempt to eat the bat. Fortunately, there have been no other reports of animals with rabies this year.

To prevent the spread of the rabies, Public Health officials urge you call animal control if you discover a dead bat or other animal.

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