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Rabid Bat Found in Glencoe

The bat was found near the 100 block of Beach Road.

Patch file photo
Patch file photo
The following is from the Village of Glencoe:

The Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control has informed
the Village that on June 24, 2014, a bat found near the 100 block of Beach 
Road was submitted for rabies testing and found to be rabid by the Illinois 
State Public Health Laboratory.

Residents are reminded not to handle bats, skunks, or other wild 
animals. If you have been exposed to or bitten by a bat, contact your doctor 
immediately. Residents should also keep their pets on a leash when 
outdoors and be sure that all pets have a current rabies vaccination.

For more information please contact the Cook County Department of Animal 
and Rabies Control at 708-974-6140 or the Department of Public Safety at 
847-835-4112.

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