Austin Public Health looking for people possibly exposed to rabies in Travis Co.

By: Destiny Chance
UPDATED: AUG 08 2018 10:14PM CDT

Right now, Austin Public Health is trying to find anyone who recently came in contact with a bat that tested positive for rabies.

Dr. Phil Huang with Austin Public Health says on August 2nd around 4:30 p.m. there were multiple reports of several women helping a wounded bat. After attempting to put the bat in a tree, the bat fell down, and it was covered with a cone until Animal Protection could pick it up.

Austin Public Health says so far this year there have been 22 bats that have tested positive for rabies in Travis County. They say it’s rare for humans to test positive but as for the people they’re looking for right now, their health could be at serious risk.