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MEDIA ADVISORY: Residents Urged to Reduce Risk of Rabies Exposure by Avoiding Bats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Brinson 859-344-5474 laura.brinson@nkyhealth.org Residents Urged to Reduce Risk of Rabies Exposure by Avoiding Bats FLORENCE, Ky — This time of year, Northern Kentucky families may discover some unwelcome and potentially dangerous visitors in their homes – bats. Since bats can carry the rabies virus and expose people and their pets […]

Animal Bites and Rabies

Rabies is often transmitted through the bite of an infected animal. It affects the central nervous system of mammals, including humans, and can be fatal. More about rabies In Northern Kentucky, there are approximately 650-700 animal bites each year, including dog, cat, ferret, bat, raccoon and horse bites. While most of these bites do not […]