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Rabid Bat Warning Is Issued By Westchester Health Department

The New York State Health Department produced this video to urge New Yorkers to avoid the risk of rabies and rabies treatment by capturing and submitting for laboratory testing any bat found in their home that may have come in contact with humans or Video Credit: nysdoh

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Rabid bats may be in Westchester, and residents who see a bat in their home should catch it and bring it in for testing, according to the Westchester County health department.

Don't panic and don't let if fly out of the window, the health department said.

A person or pet in your house may have had contact with it, capture the bat, call the health department at 914-813-5000 and have it tested for rabies.

Watch the 80-second video on how to capture a bat safely.

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