8 bats test positive for rabies in Nebraska, including 7 in Lincoln
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8 bats test positive for rabies in Nebraska, including 7 in Lincoln

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A bat nestles in the space between The Apothecary building and Ridnour Plaza in 2015.

State officials are reminding Nebraskans that active bat populations in summertime increase the chance for exposure to rabies.

Eight bats have tested positive for rabies in Nebraska so far this year, including seven in Lincoln, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The statewide number is on par with recent years.

No human cases of rabies have been reported among Nebraskans since the 1920s. Other wildlife — including skunks, foxes, coyotes and raccoons — can also be carriers for rabies.

People are encouraged to vaccinate their pets, use caution around wild animals and seek immediate medical attention if bitten.

Backyard critters in Lincoln

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