Where to watch Fox 2 News during the US Open and World Cup soccer

Rabid bat found in St. Louis County

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

File photo.

CLAYTON, MO. (KTVI) – The St. Louis County Department of Health’s Animal Care and Control program has confirmed the first case of rabies for the county in 2013.  The bat was found in a home in University City.

So far for the year of 2013, 170 animal specimens have been sent off for testing for rabies and only one has come back positive.

St. Louis county officials urge all residents who have come into contact with dead or alive bats, to call the health department.

To reach Animal Care and Control during regular business hours (Monday – Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Saturday; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), call 314-615-0650.  After regular business hours, call 314-889-2341.