Boulder County confirms rabies in 2 Boulder bats
June 9, 2011
BOULDER – Boulder county health officials have confirmed that two bats found in Boulder have tested positive for rabies.
Both bats were found within a mile of each other on June 2 and 3 and sent to a state lab for testing. One bat was found chirping outside a store.
Health officials said in a statement Tuesday that bats are the most common animal source of rabies in Colorado.
Fifteen percent of bats submitted for rabies testing have the disease. Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system.