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August 18, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Man getting rabies treatment after bat scratch at Olympic Nat’l Park

A Port Angeles man is undergoing rabies-prevention treatment after being scratched by a bat at Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park last Tuesday. A bat flew out of a tree and landed on a 59-year-old man while he was sitting on the shore of Lake Crescent around dusk, according to the National Park Service. The man…

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July 18, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Rabid bat found at Madison Park poses risk for humans, pets

Anyone who may have come in contact with a bat at Madison Park beach Sunday or Monday could develop a potentially fatal case of rabies, and should call health district officials immediately, health officials say. Rabies is almost always fatal in humans once symptoms begin, said  Dr. Jeff Duchin, Chief of Communicable Disease for Public Health…

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