MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Wisconsin’s largest city is telling folks to guard against rabies.
The Milwaukee Health Department has confirmed the presence of rabies in a bat that was captured after it flew into a house and made contact with an adult.
Humans can get rabies from a bite or a scratch by an infected bird – or when animal saliva gets into broken skin.
Health officials say people should avoid contact with wild animals – vaccinate their dogs and cats against rabies – keep their home screens in good repair – and close small openings where bats can enter.
If a bat does get inside, residents are urged to capture it safely until the health department can deal with it.