Bats play key roles in our environment and ecosystems around the world. Bats are beneficial in many ways and conservation groups are working to protect them from extinction. Bats can also pose a risk of spreading diseases, including rabies, to humans. Read about ways to avoid exposure, minimize bat intrusions, and what to do if you were bitten or exposed to a bat in this CDC information.
Johnson County Public Health has this additional information available on their website.
If you have any questions or concerns about a known or possible bat exposure, call our Nurseline at 319-335-9704.