Rabid Bat Found in Springfield
Bats have been the only animal to test positive for rabies in Clark County since 2005; therefore, it is important to understand the risks associated with bat encounters. Examples of situations where there is a probability of rabies exposure:
Bat found in a room with a sleeping person.
Bat found in proximity to an unattended child who is not able to describe what happened.
Bat found in a room with an individual under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with other sensory or mental impairment.
Important: If you feel you have been exposed to a bat, please seek immediate medical attention at a local emergency room and explain to them that you may have been exposed to a bat.
Do Not take a captured bat into urgent care or the emergency room; they do not test bats for rabies. Please contact the CCCHD to make arrangements to deliver the bat or have the bat picked up for testing.
For more information contact the Clark County Combined Health District at 937-390-5600 or access our website at www.ccchd.com and search rabies.