Mesa County officials are sending out a warning after three bats tested positive for rabies.
Mesa County Animal Services say bats in two Mesa County locations and one eastern Utah location have tested positive for the viral disease.
With animals acting as the buffer between people and wild animals it is important to make sure that your house pets are up to date with all of their vaccinations.
The last reported human case of rabies in Colorado was back in 1931.
Rabies is transmitted only through bite wounds, open cuts in the skin.
Rabies can also be spread through saliva or mucous.
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