BOCA RATON – In a Florida city, a rabies warning was issued following a positively tested bat, the dangerous disease.
The alert was issued by the state health department for part of Boca Raton. Test results last week confirmed that the bat was rabid.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported on Saturday that this was the fifth confirmed rabid animal in Palm Beach County this year.
Authorities said residents in some Boca Raton neighborhoods should avoid contact with all wild animals, especially raccoons, bats, foxes, skunks, otters, bobcats and coyotes
Rabies is a nervous system disorder and can affect warm-blooded animals and humans to be deadly. Sick animals can also infect dogs, cats and other pets.