CCHD Reminds Residents to Avoid Bats

The Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) wants to remind people to exercise caution around wild animals, especially bats. “Bats are beneficial in many ways, including insect control, but are also known to be carriers of rabies in Montana,” says Alex Dachs, Environmental Health Sanitarian…

Protect Your Family and Pets from Rabies

Most of us are familiar with the idea that wild animals like bats and raccoons carry rabies, but did you know that, unless properly protected, our pets can be carriers too? Unless pets are vaccinated for rabies, they risk becoming infected and, in turn,…

CCHD Reminds Residents to Avoid Bats

The Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) wants to remind people to exercise caution around wild animals, especially bats. “Bats are beneficial in many ways, including insect control, but are also known to be carriers of rabies in Montana,” says Alex Dachs, Environmental Health Sanitarian…

Two Bats Test Positive for Rabies in Great Falls

In the past week, two bats submitted from the city of Great Falls have tested positive for the Rabies virus at the Montana Department of Livestock Diagnostic Lab in Bozeman. Previously, 23 animals have tested positive for Rabies in Cascade County since 1983: 19…

CCHD Reminds Residents to Avoid Bats

The Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) wants to remind people to exercise caution around wild animals, especially bats. “Bats are beneficial in many ways, including insect control, but are also known to be carriers of rabies in Montana,” says Laura Brusky, Environmental Health Sanitarian…

Two Bats Test Positive for Rabies in Cascade Co.

In the past week, two bats submitted to the Health Department have tested positive for the Rabies virus at the Montana Department of Livestock Diagnostic Lab in Bozeman. One bat was found in the City and one in the County. Since 1983, 21 animals…