Do bats carry rabies?

Yes, but not all bats have rabies. Studies have shown that less than one percent of bats contract rabies and when they do they usually die within three or four days. In nature, it has been documented that 0.5% of bats have rabies. However, if you contract rabies it can be fatal. Bites or exposure to animals must be taken seriously. Contact your doctor or local health department if you have come in contact with a bat.

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