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Children in Texas Exposed to Rabies from Bat

11/08/2020

According to press reports, 15 kindergarten children in Texas found and fondled a live moribund bat. Invariably bats encountered in daylight that are sufficiently inactive to be handled are affected by rabies, representing a hazard to human and animal contacts.  Following examination of the bat that disclosed rabies, the children were traced and will require vaccination.

 

This is at least the third such incident of this type within recent memory.  Fortunately, modern rabies vaccines are effective if applied shortly after exposure.


Mexica Free-tailed Bat