Regional
4:32 pm
Sat September 3, 2011

Rabid Bats Found

New Mexico – The New Mexico Department of Health says one bat from Bernalillo County and another from Dona Ana County have tested positive for rabies.

They say the rabid bat in Bernalillo County bit an adult within Albuquerque city limits. That person now is now receiving the series of post-exposure rabies vaccinations.

No people or animals are known to have been exposed to the bat that tested positive from Dona Ana County.

This year, there have been 10 rabid animals reported in New Mexico, six rabid skunks, one rabid horse and a rabid dog.

Health officials are warning the public throughout the state to make sure their dogs, cats, horses, and other valuable livestock are vaccinated against rabies.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.