Posted by John Fasoldt on 13:34:33 6/2/2010 from 18.104.22.168:
In reply to: Re: Dead Bat Scenario posted by Don on 12:15:06 6/2/2010 from 22.214.171.124:
Well, if the bat had been dead for "awhile," I think she would have already started seeing the effects of rabies. Not too many people have survived, one or two perhaps.
As I said, I get a few calls on this per year. Last one about a year ago, I guess, same sort of thing, they found a bat swooping around the room, at night, they chased it out a window. They wondered if either one was bitten, no signs of it (there usually aren't) and they opted out of treatment with no problem.
I was definitely bitten, years ago, I never did anything either, and I'm still around.... But nowadays I think it's different, and if I were bitten (definitely) and didn't have the animal to test, I would go for the shots. That reminds me to check and see if my insurance covers it!
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