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12 Rabid Bats Found in August, Highest Number in Decade

A dozen rabid bats were found this August on sidewalks and in homes and public parks in Washington, bring the yearly count to 21.

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According to the Washington State Department of Health, 21 rabid bats have been found in the state this year—including 12 in August alone, the most in a decade. For tips on what to do if you encounter a bat, check out this Kiro 7 report. If you’re concerned about exposure, call King County Public Health immediately at 206-296-477.