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By Harry Hildebrandt

Rabies in Colorado


August 4, 2018

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Rabid bats have been found in two places in Boulder County so far in 2018. If your pet catches a bat or you find one in your house, contact Boulder County Public Health at 303-441-1564 to determine if testing is necessary.

The risk for rabies in Colorado has been increasing, and with so many wild and domesticated animals around, it’s important to know how to best prevent rabies and how to manage it when it occurs.

The CDC website instructs bite victims to immediately wash any wounds. “One of the most effective ways to decrease the chance of infection is to wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water.” It...

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Reader Comments(1)

Andrea writes:

It is important to be cautious with our surrounding and teach our kids not to play wild animals.


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