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El Paso County's first rabid bat of 2022 found in the Fountain Valley


Last updated 6/23/2022 at 9:57am

Courtesy Centers for Disease Control

In the United States, rabies is mostly found in wild animals like foxes, bats, skunks and raccoons. A bat in the Fountain Valley is the first to test positive for rabies in El Paso County this year.

El Paso County Public Health is urging residents to keep pets up to date on rabies vaccination and to avoid wild animals after a bat found in a home in the Fountain Valley tested positive for rabies. This is the first rabid bat in El Paso County in 2022. 

"Rabies tends to be more common in the spring and summer months," said Dr. Urbina, medical director of El Paso County Public Health. "It's important to know that there are several easy steps people can take to protect themselves and their pets from rabies. One of the best preventive actions you can take is to make sure your pets are vacci...

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