Bat Tests Positive for Rabies in Oneonta
The Otsego County Health Department announced a bat found in Oneonta tested positive for rabies. Four people came in contact with the bat and are undergoing rabies post-exposure treatment. Officials say to stay away from stray or wild animals and remember that according to state law all dogs, cats and ferrets must be vaccinated for rabies. Unvaccinated pets that come into contact with rabid wildlife must be euthanized or strictly quarantined at the owners expense for six months.
You can find more information about pet rabies vaccinations, how to catch a bat and more at... www.otsegocounty.com/departments/d-/health_department/rabies_prevention.php.