Rabies infected bat found in Berkeley

The Berkeleysider blog has posted a story regarding a rabid bat recovered in Berkeley. Read more about it here.

Although rare, rabies is still found in animal populations throughout the United States. Rabies is transmitted in the saliva of infected warm blooded animals (mammals) through mucous membranes or any break in the skin by biting, licking or scratching.

Campus Veterinary Clinic recommends dogs and cats stay current on their rabies vaccines. If you are unsure of your pet’s vaccine status or wish to get their vaccines updated, call the clinic at 510-549-1252.