This Summer, 7 Rabid Bats Found in City

According to Cook County officials, too many rabid bats have been discovered in the city.
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Bat hanging upside-down

Not a rabid Chicago bat, but you get the idea.

Vaccinate your pets, say Cook County officials. The reason? They've found seven rabid bats in Chicago alone (and 19 in the county as a whole). If left untreated, rabies is almost always fatal—but vaccines are cheap and easily available.