Find a bat in your home? Capture it for testing to avoid unnecessary shots.
Rabies virus infection almost always leads to death, unless treatment is provided soon after exposure. If you find a bat in your home, capture it and the next day contact Madison County Health Department to discuss. Call 315-366-2526.
If a bat is infected with the rabies virus, the bite or scratch from an infected bat can spread the virus to a person or pet. How to capture a bat safely:
Make your own DIY Bat Capture kit at https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/bats/contact/capture.html and learn more at www.healthymadisoncounty.org.