DPHHS urges caution regarding rabies and bats

Recent events impacting groups with potential bat exposures are prompting state and local public health officials to remind Montanans of the risk of bat exposures, especially at night when sleeping in an enclosed space where a bat is found.

Public health officials recently assessed two situations where groups of people were potentially exposed to bats while they slept.

One situation occurred when one group stayed overnight in a gymnasium. Group members reported seeing bats on the walls and in the rafters above the area where they slept. Due to the risk, public health recommended vaccination (a...

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