HealthInternational Bat Found Flying Around Unadilla Resident’s Head in Bed Tests Positive for Rabies, Prompts Health Concerns by News Line August 11, 2023 written by News Line August 11, 2023 26 views 26 Bat Found Flying Around Unadilla Resident’s Head in Bed Tests Positive for Rabies, Prompts Health Concerns In a recent incident reported by international sources, health authorities from the Otsego County Department of Health have revealed that a man experienced a startling encounter in the middle of the night last week. The man awoke to discover a bat circling his head while he was in bed. Reacting swiftly, the man managed to capture the bat and safely removed it from his immediate vicinity. Subsequently, upon confiding in a friend about the unusual incident, he was advised to contact the local health department to ensure appropriate action was taken. Officials at the health department promptly tested the captured bat, and the results returned this week have been positively identified as carrying the rabies virus. This revelation has raised concerns regarding the potential exposure of the resident to the virus, as it is not always immediately evident if a bat bite has occurred. Due to the small size of bat teeth, individuals might not detect a bite wound upon inspection. To mitigate any potential health risks, the Unadilla resident is presently undergoing a course of post-rabies treatment, which involves a series of administered shots to safeguard against the development of rabies. Emphasizing public safety, Otsego County Health officials strongly advocate for the avoidance of contact with stray or wild animals, a practice that should also be instilled in children. Additionally, there is a legal mandate in place requiring the vaccination of dogs, cats, and ferrets against rabies. In instances where unvaccinated pets come into contact with wildlife that is either suspected of carrying or has been confirmed to have rabies, owners are faced with the choice of euthanizing the pet or subjecting it to a rigorous six-month quarantine at the owner’s expense. This measure is aimed at preventing the potential spread of the disease. It has been observed in recent months that a concerning number of animals have tested positive for rabies, prompting heightened vigilance in the community to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents. HealthInternational News 0 comment 0 FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail News Line Blogger and Content writer previous post Foundation raises $1M for Maui recovery within 4 hours of calling for donations next post Murder probe launched after girl 10 found dead in Surrey home Related Posts A coal mine fire in southern China’s Guizhou province kills... September 25, 2023 Another Sikh leader of the Khalistan Movement killed in Canada September 21, 2023 Putin to meet Chinese president next month, report September 20, 2023 Bitter meeting of the Canadian High Commissioner in the Indian... September 19, 2023 India could be behind killing of Canadian Sikh Leader: Trudeau September 19, 2023 9 Juvenile Inmates Escape from Pennsylvania’s Abraxas Academy September 18, 2023 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.