Confirmed Rabies Cases in Cedar Bluff
Four people have been exposed to rabies in Cedar Bluff, according to WEIS Radio. This comes after the Alabama Department of Public Health issued a reminder about the potential dangers of handling bats and raccoons, which are the primary sources for contracting rabies in the state.
Bats are considered to have a higher risk for rabies transmission to humans than other wildlife. The viral infection can be transmitted by bites, scratches, or other contact with infected saliva. Anyone exposed to a bat should seek treatment immediately.