The department is asking people to report any bat exposure to the Health Department at (715) 839-4718.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (RELEASE FROM CITY-COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT)-- The Eau Claire City-County Health Department is warning the public about a rabid bat found on the 2200 block of Vienna Terrace in the City of Eau Claire on September 19, 2013.
“Rabies is one of the most deadly diseases known to humans. It is also completely preventable with prompt medical treatment,” said Lieske Giese, Director for the Eau Claire City-County Health Department.
Bats are considered by federal and state health authorities to be of high risk for carrying rabies.
Any exposure to a bat should be reported to your physician immediately.