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July 21, 2016

A bat has tested positive for rabies in Fountain, Colorado. El Paso County Public Health is urging residents to never feed or touch stray or wild animals, and keep rabies vaccinations for pets and livestock up to date through a licensed veterinarian.

The bat was found in the backyard of a home in Fountain, and on July 15 it tested positive for rabies at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Laboratory. A family pet was possibly exposed to the bat and will be given post-exposure prophylaxis, medication that will protect the pet from developing rabies.