Rabid bat bites man in Creswell

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 3, 2015 at 6:11 p.m.



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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Health officials say a bat that bit a man this week in Creswell has tested positive for rabies.

Lane County Public Health officials said Thursday that the man has begun a four-part treatment regimen. Spokesman Jason Davis tells the Register-Guard (http://bit.ly/1EDosyz ) that he's expected to be fine.

At least 10 rabid bats have been identified in Oregon this year.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the rabies virus infects the central nervous system and ultimately causes disease in the brain and death.

While people are at risk of being bitten by bats, health officials say pets face an even greater danger. They advise pet owners to make sure dogs and cats are vaccinated.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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