All mammals can get rabies, but in Washington State, bats are the primary animal source of rabies, so, if you see a bat, don’t touch it!
The experience left her with a modestly increased immunity, little understanding of how medical bills are calculated and a new fear of outdoor cats.
Nick Major, 21, suffered a small puncture wound after a bat flew into his hand during daylight on Vancouver Island. He died of rabies sever weeks later.
Anti-vaccine activities are predominantly a western phenomenon, especially in the Pacific Northwest and the American Southwest.
Two bats (1 dead, the other appeared sick) on the sidewalk near the corner of B Street NE and 3rd Street NE in Auburn, August 13, tested positive for rabies.
Officials are seeking people who may have been in contact with a bat in Woodinville park.
Who is at risk? Any person or animal that touched or had contact with the bat or its saliva could be at risk of getting rabies.