A man in Minnesota says a rabies scare taught him a lesson: if you wake up to find a bat in your bedroom, don’t shoo it away and let it outside — capture it and have it tested. Sven Sundgaard of Saint Louis Park, Minn. said the bat brushed against his face as he slept, and he shooed it away, not thinking he’d been bit. Bats have tiny teeth, though, and a bite may not always be apparent. While a small percentage of bats carry rabies — about 6 percent of those submitted for testing — it’s better to be safe than sorry, experts say.
Download Our Poster
Featured Teacher ResourcesKnow Any Aspiring Vets? Our Vet School Admission 101 provides advice for junior high through pre-vet students.
- Human health risks from canine flu?
- Rabies exposure...the good and bad
- Maybe I should buy a hat
- The "criticall important antibiotic" debate
- Turtles and Salmonella...no surprise there
- HIV and pets
- The big gun antibiotic controversy
- The Trouble With Gloves
- Projectile penguin poop
- Rub-a-dub-dub...dog and toddler in a tub??