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The Missouri State Laboratory confirms that a rabid bat was found in Clay County



KANSAS CITY, MO. – The problem of rabid bats in the subway of Kansas City is increasing.

Less than two weeks after the

Jackson County Health Department had confirmed that a rabid bat was found in the East

In one part of the county, the Clay County Public Health Center announced that there was also a rabid one Bat was found.

The Missouri State Public Health Laboratory recently confirmed the positive rabies test, a Friday press release from Clay County said.

Rabies is a viral infection transmitted by the sting or scratch of an infected animal. It is usually fatal if left untreated.

According to the Clay County Public Health Center, a Missouri resident died in 2008 of an untreated bite from a rabid bat.

"It is important to avoid contact with wild animals. Especially bats and skunks, as they can carry rabies, even if they do not appear ill. "If you think you have been exposed to a rabid animal, seek medical help immediately."

Have pets vaccinated against rabies, do not let pets out, and avoid contact with wild animals (or wash thoroughly hands) after contact with soap and water) can prevent the spread of the disease.

Wild animals with unusual behavior should be reported to the local animal control.

The bite of a bat can be almost invisible due to its small teeth, so who should be consulted with a bat as a precaution, a doctor.

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