One Of The Three Bats In Thurston County Has Tested Positive For Rabies

Nikki Attkisson | Last Updated : August 27, 2022

In Thurston County, three bats have tested positive for rabies. According to the latest notification from the public health and social Services Department, a sample of bats was collected to determine if they had been infected with rabies or not. The local bats were ordered to conduct this experiment only to conclude that the incidence of getting infected with rabies has been increasing altogether. 

The most crucial concern of the health department is to prevent the Transmission of this infection from these creatures to human beings. These creatures fly throughout the Ambit of the individual’s house, especially when people sleep at night. There is a very high risk of Transmission and getting in touch with these positive bats. 

Cases Of Transmission

The cases of transmission are increasing in the town. This increases the situation of panic. The authorities are worried about the way in which this increase would be handled. They are also bothered about the transmission of this infection from bats to humans or pets.

The town is reporting these kinds of incidents every day. All of this has been supported to include better programming.

One Of The Three Bats In Thurston County  Has Tested Positive For Rabies

However, whether this transmission would be causing an outbreak in a similar way as it did earlier, needs to be noted. That is why taking all the precautionary measures is very essential for the long-term efficiency and safety of the results. 

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Issuance of guidelines

The authorities are working hard against the spread of rabies from bats to humans and animals. With the proportion of infected bats increasing, the situation is getting out of control. That is why it is crucial to mandate certain guidelines for public safety so that they can practice the best for themselves. The guidance that has been issued by the government relates to the following parameters. The list of the same has been given in the most comprehensive way as follows:

  • It is advisable never to handle any bat, whether dead or alive without expert assistance. You must also exercise sufficient caution to prevent family members from coming in contact with these creatures. According to a recent report, 33% of bats are infected with rabies for the time being. 
  • It is also necessary to note that the immunity of pet animals is very weak. This exposes them to a higher risk of getting infected by this problem. Therefore, in such a situation, it is the duty of the pet owners to avoid their pet animals from roaming around so that they don’t get in touch with wild bats. There is almost 33 percent of bats have been infected with rabies. This precaution will definitely prevent animal-to-animal transmission.
  • Noting down the symptoms is very crucial. A person must be aware of all the changes taking place in his body. So if a person can experience headaches and other types of symptoms, then he must immediately report to the doctor. 


The strategy that has been adopted with respect to the control of infection from getting transmitted has to be touched on the efficacy of so many things. In such a situation it becomes essential to note that this policy is very vital from the perspective of the safety of the public who depend on the actions of the government in order to support their actions. This is very crucial to be responsible for the needs of the government. This is a trace of accountability that the public health authorities owe to the public.


🔵Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (n.d) Rabies (Available Online):

🔵Mayo Clinic (1998-2022) Rabies (Available Online):

Nikki Attkisson

With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.

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