The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is urging you to be extra careful around bats after one in southeast Idaho tested positive for rabies.  It's important to make sure your dogs, cats and horses have the right vaccinations against rabies.  To protect yourself and your pets Health and Welfare says never touch a bat with your bare hands.  If you have an encounter with a bat, seek medical attention immediately.   If you come in contact with a bat, try saving the bat in a container without touching it and contact your district health department to arrange testing for rabies.

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