Public health seeking people exposed to rabid bat near UW Saturday

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

A rabid bat was found near Husky Stadium at the University of Washington (UW) on Saturday, May 19, around 2pm and at least one person was bitten.

Multiple people were likely exposed to the rabid bat while attempting to help the individual remove the bat from his hand at a UW fraternity.

If you may have had contact with the bat, seek medical care immediately. Rabies can be life-threatening, but treatable if caught soon after exposure and before any symptoms have appeared. Once symptoms develop, rabies is almost always fatal.


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