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Why Should Residents in Some Areas Beware of Bats

The Kern County Department of Public Health is reminding the public that bat season is fully underway, and residents should avoid making contact with these flying creatures or risk harm to their personal health.

This year, bats from three areas of Bakersfield have tested positive for rabies, raising concern by public health officials for the potential human exposure to rabies from animals that are naturally prevalent in the area.

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