Rabies in Mesa County

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Mesa County Officials are sending out a warning after bats in the area test positive for rabies. Mesa County Animal Services say bats in four Mesa County locations and one eastern Utah location have tested positive for the viral disease.

With house pets acting as the buffer between people and wild animals it is important to make sure that family pets are up to date with all their shots, especially their rabies 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, and through saliva or mucous.

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