Rabid bats found in Mesa County
Three bats have tested positive for rabies in Mesa County in the last week, Mesa County health officials announced this afternoon.
Officials are advising residents not to handle wildlife or stray animals and pet owners to make sure their dogs’ and cats’ rabies vaccinations are up to date.
Rabies in bats is more common than in other animals such as skunks, raccoons, foxes and domestic animals, according to Mesa County Health Department spokeswoman Karen Martsolf. There are typically 30 to 60 cases of rabid bats reportedly annually in Colorado.
Read the full story in Thursday’s Daily Sentinel.