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On August 29, 2022, a bat was found in the vicinity of the 7600 blk of West 124th Place, Palos Heights, Illinois. It was submitted for rabies examination. The bat was determined to be rabid by the Illinois State Public Health Laboratory. If you were exposed to or bitten by a bat, contact your doctor.
All residents should keep their dogs, cats, and ferrets on a leash when out of their homes. If your animal does not have a current rabies vaccination, have the pet immediately inoculated with rabies vaccine.
You are advised not to handle any bats, skunks, or other wild animals. If any bats or skunks are found down or dead on your property or roadway, please call the Cook County Department of Animal Control.
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