KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Jackson County Health Department is warning residents after testing confirmed a rabid bat was found in the county.
The department posted about the finding Wednesday afternoon on social media.
“Thankfully, no human exposures have been reported at this time,” a statement on the Jackson County Health Department’s Facebook page said.
Anyone suspected to have come in contact with a potentially rabid animal should immediately seek medical attention.
If the suspected rabid animal has been captured or killed, it should be turned over to animal control, a pest control service or a veterinarian’s office.
The department also warned residents to make sure pets have current rabies vaccinations and precautions are taken to avoid contact with wild animals.