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Third case of rabies found in bat at Nimitz Elementary

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April 11, 2018

As of April 11, 2018, three cases of rabies for 2018 have been reported to the Kerr County Animal Services, the latest one occurring at Nimitz Elementary in Kerrville.

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On April 2, 2018, a dead bat was collected by Kerr County Animal Services on Olympic Drive in Kerr County. The bat was believed to have been killed by the family cat. KCAS sent the bat to the laboratory to have it tested for rabies. On April 5th, the laboratory found that the bat was untestable due to decomposition. Any possible case for rabies that is found untestable by the laboratory is always considered as being rabies positive.

On April 5, 2018, another bat was found by a family dog on Elm Pass Rd in Kerr County. The Kerr County Animal Services received word on April 6 that the bat tested positive for rabies.

On April 9, 2018, a dead bat containing rabies was collected from Nimitz Elementary. The bat was found by several students on the playground. Four students made physical contact with the bat. Today, April 11, 2018, the Kerr County Animal Services received word that the bat tested positive for rabies.

Kerr County is full of wild and stray animals and many of them carry all types of diseases harmful to family pets and humans. Make sure you keep your pets vaccinated and advise children and other adults to steer clear of wild animals found around the community. Do not attempt to feed or go near wild cats, dogs, or other animals.

Please contact Kerr County Animal Services or local law enforcement to report a stray or dead animal.