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Bat with Rabies Confirmed in Sutter County
August 09, 2018

Live Oak, California. On August 2, 2018, a citizen found a live injured bat inside his home in the vicinity of the 8900 block of Larkin Blvd, in Live Oak, CA.

The bat was collected by Sutter Animal Services Authority and was submitted for rabies testing through the Sutter County Health Department and it was found to be rabid. The two adults and three children living in the home will undergo preventative post-exposure prophylaxis treatment. The three indoor dogs will undergo a strict 30-day quarantine.

The Center for Disease and Control (CDC) states on their website “Avoid contact with wild animals. Put screens on all windows and use chimney caps. Place draft-guards beneath doors to ensure that all doors to the outside close tightly. Do not keep doors or unscreened windows open, especially if people are sleeping. Evacuate any room with a live bat and close the door”.

Contact Sutter Animal Services Authority (SASA) at: 530-822-7375 immediately if there is a live or dead bat inside or outside your home. Never touch bats, especially if appearing sick or dead. Keep your pets' rabies vaccinations up-to-date.

For more information on rabies: San Francisco Public Health Communicable Disease control and Public Health: and California Department of Public Health: