KUSA – A sixth bat has tested positive for rabies in Jefferson County, the health department tweeted.
The latest rabid bat was found Wednesday near South Brook Forest Road south of the popular Alderfer/Three Sisters Park. This comes two days after another bat also found in Evergreen tested positive for the neurological disease.
Anyone who has come into contact with any of the bats believed have been infected with rabies should go to their doctor as soon as possible.
The first rabid bat was found in Lakewood, near Morrison Road and Wadsworth Boulevard on June 13, 2018, according to the department of health.
So far in 2018, Colorado has seen more rabies-positive animals than in all of 2017, and peak rabies season is far from over.
To prevent rabies, avoid contact with wild or stray animals, vaccinate your pets, and call animal control if you find a dead bat or skunk.