Wichita Animal Services issues advisory after bat tests positive for rabies

Published: Sep. 16, 2019 at 7:20 PM CDT
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The City of Wichita is warning residents in one neighborhood that rabies could be on its doorstep.

The city sent out a "rabies advisory" to residents in Riverside stating that bat recently tested positive for rabies in the vicinity of the 1100 block of N. Perry.

Just last Friday, a


Rabies is caused by a virus which can infect warm-blooded mammals, including humans. It's found in the saliva of a rabid animal and is transmitted by a bite or possible contamination through an open cut.

The Wichita Police Department's Animal Services warns pet owners to make sure their animals are vaccinated against rabies. They also say you should keep dogs in a fenced yard, keep cats indoors, enjoy wildlife at a distance and immediately report any animal showing signs of abnormal behavior to (316) 350-3360.

#RABIES ALERT!!! #WichitaKS #EMERGENCY If you get a bite or are scratched, GO to the ER! *Can kill you... 💯NOTICE PLEASE be especially careful with #children who may not verbalize they were bit.💯

Posted by Landis Linda on Monday, September 16, 2019