SEBRING, Fla. — Well being officers say a Florida resident who was bitten by a bat has died of rabies.
Florida Division of Well being spokeswoman Mara Gambineri tells Orlando TV station WKMG the sufferer didn’t search remedy. She didn’t determine the sufferer, who lived in Highlands County in southwest Florida, or say when the chew occurred or when the sufferer died.
She says it’s essential to keep away from direct contact with wildlife.
Gambineri says it’s essential for chew victims to obtain remedy as quickly as potential, including that untreated rabies may cause an almost one hundred pc deadly sickness in people.
Well being officers say the primary wildlife sources of rabies in Florida are raccoons and bats.