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Rabies is transmitted by introducing the virus into open cuts or wounds such as a bite or by contact with mucous membranes.
The The two types of primary exposure are:(1) bat bites, or
(2) mucous membrane contamination with the bat's saliva or brain tissue
A possible exposure would be finding a bat in a room with a sleeping person, a child or a mentally disabled or intoxicated person. Our Public Health Nurse can assist you in determining the need for additional care.
Call 517-264-5226 (option 2).