Children Possibly Exposed to Rabies After Playing with Rabid Bat in Westminster
If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that bats are not our friends. Unfortunately, not everyone got that memo.
According to Denver7, 16 children might have been exposed to rabies after playing with an injured bat outside of a Westminster apartment on Tuesday (August 4).
Police received a report about the activity and responded to the scene. By the time officers arrived, the children no longer had the animal.
Later, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) determined that the bat had rabies.
Rabies, which can transfer to humans through bites or scratches from an infected animal, is rarely fatal if treated promptly, according to CDPHE.
The department is currently trying to contact anyone involved with Tuesday's incident for a rabies assessment. If you have any information, please call the CDPHE at (303)-692-2700.
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