Bat recovered in Lee’s Summit tests positive for rabies

June 5, 2014 

A deceased bat recovered in a Lee’s Summit home tested positive for rabies.

According to Lee’s Summit Police the bat was found June 1 after animal control officers recovered it from a home in the 800 block of N.E. Chestnut.

Subsequent testing revealed June 3 that the bat had tested positive for rabies. No human or pet contact has been reported to have occurred with the animal, police officials said.

Lee’s Summit Animal Control reminds residents to avoid direct contact with any deceased animals or animals that appear to be sick. Pet owners are also reminded to have their pets vaccinated against rabies on an annual basis.

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