LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) — Two more bats found in Lexington have tested positive for rabies, local health department officials said.
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department said Wednesday afternoon bats found in homes in the Lakeview Acres and Cumberland Hills neighborhoods on the county’s south end were found to have rabies.
Rabies, a viral disease of humans, pets and wild animals, is transmitted from animals to humans by the saliva of a rabid animal, usually from a bite. State law requires that all dogs, cats, and ferrets maintain a current rabies vaccination.
In late May, the health department said a rabid bat had been found in a home in the Radcliffe/Marlboro neighborhood.
The health department says it has posted signs in the affected neighborhoods to warn residents.
Officials also said residents should ensure their pets are up to date on vaccinations.
More information can be found at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LFCHD, or on Twitter at twitter.com/LFCHD and Instagram at @lexpublichealth.