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Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Health Unit urges residents to be bat aware this time of year

The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Health Unit says you should be bat aware this time of year. Manager of Community Health Protection Margaret Hendriks explains why you may see more bats in August.

Hendriks says that bats are important to the environment, but a small percentage carry rabies. The virus can be transmitted to humans and other animals. If you have any contact with a bat, you should seek medical attention immediately. We have links to more information below:

Health Unit: www.healthunit.org/rabies
Ministry of Natural Resources www.mnr.gov.on.ca
Bat Conservation International www.batcon.org
Public Health Agency of Canada www.phac-aspc.gc.ca

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