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Posted on: July 17, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Health Department Reminds Public to Avoid Human Contact with Bats

Bats are becoming more active with warmer weather, which means the possibility of human contact with bats is increasing. Bats play an important role in balance of nature and should not be harmed or killed needlessly. They eat insects, helping control pests; however bats can carry disease, including rabies, so it is important to avoid human contact with bats.

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