Rabid Bat Found in Simpsonville
I’ve been seeing more bats around Mauldin in the evening so this story scares me:
A bat found in a Simpsonville home has tested positive for rabies, according to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.
This is the second confirmed rabid animal of the year in Greenville County, DHEC said in a statement. Two rabid animals were confirmed in the county last year.
“Bats have small teeth that might leave marks not easily seen,” Sue Ferguson said in the statement. She is with DHEC’s Bureau of Environmental Health.
Most of the recent human rabies cases in the U.S. have been caused by exposure to rabid bats, according to the CDC.
“About 275 South Carolinians are advised to undergo preventive treatment for rabies every year, with most exposures from being bitten or scratched by a rabid or suspected rabid animal,” Ferguson said.
Persons who suspect they have been exposed the rabies virus should immediately wash the affected area with soap and water and follow up with medical attention and report it to DHEC, she said.
There were 107 confirmed cases of animal rabies during 2011 in South Carolina. There have been 87 confirmed cases in animals statewide this year.
Democrats are to blame for this but that’s another story. You will notice that rabies cases have increased with in proportion to how many liberal douchebags from the northeast have moved down here. Just sayin’