Animal bites are already more common during summer because everyone spends more time outside, but the drought exacerbates the rabies risk.
Two bats found in Windsor and Sebastopol tested positive for rabies the first week in April, the Sonoma County Department of Health Services said Friday.
A fourth bat found in Alameda County this month has tested positive for rabies, county health officials said Thursday.
A second bat found in Fremont has tested positive for rabies, police announced Tuesday.
A bat found at a Fremont community center last week tested positive for rabies, Alameda County Public Health Department officials announced Wednesday.
It’s mating season for skunks in the Bay Area. Hold your nose!
There have been some widespread rabies outbreaks around the world and it’s getting recognition partly because of the recent Chinese government killing of 5,000 dogs in one city after five people were diagnosed with the disease.
Police are warning Marina residents of a dead skunk found in a city neighborhood that tested positive for rabies last week.
Rabid skunks are on the rise and have been spotted in high numbers in Northern California. They are more aggressive and some have even gone after dogs.
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has issued a notice to hikers in Los Gatos that a bat found near a trail has tested positive for the rabies virus, a deputy health officer said.