CLAY COUNTY, Mo. – A bat found recently in Clay County has tested positive for rabies, according to The Clay County Public Health Center.
The request was made to the Missouri State Public Health Laboratory.
"It is important to keep in touch with wild animals, especially bats and skunks, as Ashley Wegner, Health, Planning & Policy Chief Clay County Public Health.
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Rabies is a viral infection of the central nervous system that can be spread through a bite or saliva of an infected animal. It's almost always fatal if left untreated.
Clay County health officials recommend making sure all of their pets are up to date on their rabies vaccinations.
If you are in contact with a wild animal, wash your hands with soap and water.
When it comes to bats, the Clay County Public Health Center. Anyone who may have come in contact with a medical treatment.