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Rabies reminder issued in Flathead County

Posted at 5:00 PM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 19:00:43-04

KALISPELL — Flathead health officials are cautioning people to be careful around bats and skunks because of the risk of rabies.

The warning comes after a bat that came into contact with a human tested positive for rabies this past week.

The Flathead City-County Health Department also reports they've seen a "significant" increase in the amount of interactions with humans or pets with bats and skunks.

Health officials say dogs and cats should be vaccinated against rabies. People should not feed or handle wild animals.

If you think you may have been exposed, contact the Flathead City-County Health Department at (406) 751-8110.