Ra­bies-in­fected bat found in York Re­gion

Waterloo Region Record - - CANADA -

Health of­fi­cials say a bat has tested pos­i­tive for the ra­bies virus in Rich­mond Hill — the first con­firmed ra­bies case in York Re­gion this year. The ra­bies virus af­fects the cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem of warm-blooded mam­mals, in­clud­ing hu­mans, and is trans­mit­ted through a bite, lick or scratch from an in­fected an­i­mal. The per­cent­age of ra­bies-in­fected bats in On­tario is con­sid­ered low, but peo­ple are ad­vised to avoid com­ing into con­tact with bats. In­fec­tion with the ra­bies virus is usu­ally fa­tal.

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