Utah County Sends Out Rabies Reminder

Utah County Sends Out Rabies Reminder

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(Provo-AP) -- The Utah County Health Department is issuing a rabies reminder.

Several children have come in contact with bats and raccoons recently and had to undergo a series of rabies vaccinations.

Now the health department wants to remind folks that September is when bats are known to migrate in large numbers.

And that rabies can be deadly if untreated.

Rabies is found most commonly in bats, and occasionally cats and skunks.

Anyone who thinks they may have come in contact with an animal or pet exposed to rabies should try to have the animal quarantined and tested first.

That way, people can avoid the painful series of rabies shots.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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