Second Case Of Rabies Found In Lubbock County This Year - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/28/05

Second Case Of Rabies Found In Lubbock County This Year

For the second time this year, a Lubbock bat has tested positive for rabies.

The Mexican Free-Tailed Bat did come into contact with a human on Monday. That person is now being evaluated. Now here's what you need to know: make sure your pets are up to date on their rabies vaccination. Know that rabies is usually the result of a bite, but it can also be transmitted through saliva. County residents also need to be increasingly aware of wild animals on your property. If you spot an animal that is ill, or behaving strangely, please report it to animal control.

Once symptoms develop, rabies is almost always fatal. However, exposed humans can receive a series of shots that would prevent rabies from developing, if given in time.

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