As per the Illinois state health officials, as many as 5 rabid bats have been found this year in the state. They have also found the presence of bats in the area.
The presence of rabid bats has also been felt in Macon, Jackson and Champaign countries. More research and updates are being carried out to find the presence of bats in the area. Scientists are also studying their infection and other causes that can potentially become threat to humans.
The state health department didn’t make it clear the presence of rabid bats in Will and Grandy countries. The source revealed Patch has almost come closer to the Will country.
Now, as weather is constantly warming up, health officials of the state has warned people to be aware of rabid animals.
One health official pointed out, “While there is a preventive treatment for rabies, it is one of the deadliest diseases we know,” said IDPH Acting Director Amaal Tokars. “Bats are the most common carriers of the rabies virus in Illinois and are responsible for the vast majority of human rabies cases in the United States in recent years. But they are not the only carrier of rabies. The public should be not approach bats or any wild, unfamiliar or stray animal, and any animal that appears to be sick.” he said.
Rabid Bats Found In Will & Grundy Counties
It has been officially come out that an animal doesn’t actually need to be aggressive to have disease like rabies. For example, if you see some abnormal behavior of animal, it can be a sign or symptom of rabies.
In similar ways, a bat found to be active during day is most likely found on the ground. In most cases, they won’t be able to fly and are known to be rabid. Experts believe that such bats should never be handled.
As per IDPH, there are some tips that are needed to be followed to avoid the spread of rabies:
- Don’t try to attract wild animals in any way or come near to them unnecessarily
- Don’t adopt wild animals or try to bring them to your home. Don’t nourish wild animals yourself. Instead, call officials for help
- Always teach your children not to get in touch of wild animals in anyway
If you need more information about rabies and to keep bats out of your home, you need to visit the IDPH website.
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