Rabid bats may be in Westchester, warns Health Department

Rabid bat alert issued by Health Department

Residents are being urged to catch any bats in their homes and have them tested.

The Westchester County Health Department is warning residents about the possibility of rabid bats in the area.

Health officials say the danger posed by rabid bats is especially high in August, as many enter homes and apartments to escape the summer heat. They say if residents see a bat in their home, they should try to catch it and bring it in for testing.

During the first week of August,...

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