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.
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 . .
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.