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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

St. Louis County man bitten by rabies-infected bat

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St. Louis County man bitten by rabies-infected bat

(KTRS) – A St. Louis County man is being treated for rabies after he was bitten by an infected bat. County health officials say this is the first bat in the area to test positive for rabies this year. Any resident who finds a bat in their home is urged to call the health department […]

St. Louis County man bitten by rabies-infected bat

(KTRS) – A St. Louis County man is being treated for rabies after he was bitten by an infected bat.

County health officials say this is the first bat in the area to test positive for rabies this year. Any resident who finds a bat in their home is urged to call the health department immediately and should not try to capture the bat on their own.

Rabies is a very deadly disease if not treated before symptoms are present.

To report a bat, call Saint Louis County Animal Care and Control at 314-615-0650 during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). After business hours, call 314-889-2341.

For more information about pet vaccinations, click here.

For more information about rabies, click here.

 

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By Colin Jeffery

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