Rabies still a concern in Western Colorado, health officials say

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MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Mesa County Public Health officials on Monday said two bats tested positive for rabies in the last three weeks.

Officials said rabies is most common in bats, skunks, raccoons and foxes and is spread through the bite of an infected animal.

Anyone who gets bitten by an animal should wash the wound with soap and water for 15 minutes and find a doctor right away, according to the health department. Rabies can be fatal.

CLICK HERE for tips on protecting your pets, your home and you and your family from rabies.

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