MEDFORD – Officials say a Western man from Medford was bitten by a ragged bat on July 16th after he discovered he had spilled into his home.
The Jackson Tribune of Public Health Jackson Bowers says the man has found a bat and kept his dog while he tried to kill a rabbit and was not expected to suffer took a bat when he bit it in his hand.
The bat was sent to Oregon. University, where tests showed that the second bat in Oregon was diagnosed with rabies in 2019.
Rabies is a viral disease affecting the nervous system and can be transmitted by infected mammals of humans. in Jackson County, and the previous discovery of rabies in Oregon this year happened in June in Lin County.