News

Oct 10, 2014

Rabies Positive Bats in Kitsap County


"One bat tested positive for rabies on 9/18/2014 and two were positive on 10/03/2014.  Although rabies is endemic in Washington, having three bats test positive in a short period is unusual.  Since March 2014, 15 bats from Kitsap with known or potential human exposure have been tested; these 3 are the only ones that have tested positive."
For important reminders and further information, please view this link http://kitsappublichealth.org/news/releases/2014/1009_Rabies.pdf

Remember: Dogs, cats and ferrets are required by law to be vaccinated against rabies in Washington State. (per WAC 246‐100‐197).  This INCLUDES indoor-only cats, dogs, and ferrets!