How to avoid bats & what to do if you're scratched or bitten

May 10, 2022

A Small Brown Bat (isolated)


As you explore the great outdoors this spring and summer, there's a chance you'll encounter a bat. Bats can carry diseases that can be transmitted to humans. 

In B.C., between four and eight per cent of bats that come into contact with people test positive for the rabies virus. In 2021, 132 people in the region were treated for potential exposure to rabies.  

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