Ninth Rabid Bat Found in Chelan County

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Rabid bat

WENATCHEE, WA.- Another rabies-infected bat was found over the weekend bringing the total now to 9 diseased bats discovered in Chelan County this year.

Rabid bat
Location where bat was found in Cashmere

The most recent discovery was near Meadow Sweet Place in Cashmere on August 10th. It is unknown if anyone (or any pets) touched or were exposed to the rabid bat.  Chelan-Douglas Health District Adminstrator Barry Kling expresses concerns over the number of bats that have been tested this summer . .

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You should contact your local health jurisdiction if you or someone you know (or any pets), came in contact with the bat.  Anyone who touches or has contact with a rabid bat is at risk of getting rabies and should seek immediate medical attention.

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Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.