Bat Found With Rabies In Vanderburgh County

Health officials remind residents that rabies can spread to humans from many animals found in Vanderburgh County.

Posted: Jul 16, 2020 1:37 PM
Updated: Jul 16, 2020 1:38 PM

Local health officials have been alerted of another disease in the Tri-State.

Vanderburgh County Health Department has reported that a bat, discovered on the eastside of the county, has tested positive for Rabies.  The test was confirmed by the Indiana State Department of Health.

There is no report of injury due to the discovery of the bat.

VCHD reminds folks that rabies is a fatal illness in humans.  They advise residents not to handle or touch wild animals, such as bats, skunks, foxes, raccoons, or coyotes.  Any dead, injured, or wild animal displaying a change in behavior should be reported immediately to the Evansville-Vanderburgh Animal Care & Control Shelter at 812-435-6015.

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