Bat found on Milwaukee's east side tests positive with rabies
Posted: Aug 14, 2015 6:39 PM CDT | Updated: Aug 14, 2015 7:10 PM CDT
The City of Milwaukee Health Department has confirmed a positive test of rabies in a bat found on the east side of Milwaukee.
The bat was captured by a citizen at a private residence.
Rabies is a serious viral disease that can be transmitted from infected mammals to humans through a bite, scratch, or when animal saliva comes into contact with broken skin.
Also, in Rock county Health Department released a statement that six kids were treated for rabies this week.
To report human exposure to a bat or animal that may have rabies, contact your local public health department. In the city of Milwaukee, call (414) 286-3521. For more information, visit www.milwaukee.gov/health.