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Rabid Bat In Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on April 19, 2012

A bat found in Ottawa tested positive for rabies.

La Salle County Health Department officials confirm the rabid bat.  It’s the fifth bat testing positive for rabies this year in Illinois.

If you see a bat in your house, don’t release it outside until talking with an animal control or public health official.  Try to cover the bat with a large can or bucket and close the door to the room if you can without coming close enough to be bitten.

If you get bit by a bat, seek medical attention right away.

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