By Public Health – Seattle & King County staff
As the weather warms up in King County, bats come out of hibernation, which means a big increase in human-bat interactions compared to other times of year.
Recently, a Sammamish resident found a bat in their yard. The resident donned gardening gloves and picked up the bat to move it from their yard. The bat became aggressive and bit the resident multiple times. The resident alerted Public Health – Seattle & King County right away.
Public Health got the bat tested for rabies and it tested positive. The resident started rabies post-exposure treatment to protect them from developing rabies.
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