City says lab confirms bat's positive rabies test
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KATV) —
Hot Springs Animal Services has received confirmation that a bat found in Garland County did test positive for rabies.
The City of Hot Springs says the bat was submitted to the state health laboratory, which confirmed the positive rabies test.
The animal was found in the 1300 block of North Crystal Springs Rd.
The city says this will bring the total number of confirmed rabies cases in 2017 up to six in Garland County. All of the cases involved bats.
For a look at the number of rabies cases reported throughout the state, go to the Arkansas Department of Health's rabies map.
Hot Springs Animal Services will host a rabies vaccination drive from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on October 21 at the Transportation Depot. Vaccinations, microchips and animal licenses will be sold.