Rabies identified in Jackson County

640x360_41003C00-DIFPZJacksonville, Ore. — A bat was found with rabies in Jackson County.

The infected animal was picked up in Jacksonville. Jackson County Public Health says a dog, that was not current on its rabies vaccine, caught it. Now that dog is undergoing quarantine for 6 months, just in case a post exposure vaccination doesn’t do the trick.

The Oregon Health Authority reports that bats are the most common rabies carriers. Often they will display odd behavior or flop around. This is the third bat this year that’s tested positive in the county.

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