Public health officials reported Monday that a record number of rabid bats were found this year in Los Angeles County. Officials said so far, 45 rabid bats have been found compared to last year’s 38.
Dr. Jonathan Fielding, the county’s director of Public Health, said the reason for the increase is unknown.
“Regardless, it’s important that everyone understand the potential dangers posed to themselves and their pets as most of these rabid bats have been found in and around homes,” he said.
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