Brookline Department of Public Health (BDPH) officials report that a bat found in Brookline tested positive for rabies on Friday, August 14, 2015. To date, dozens of bats have already been captured in the homes of Brookline residents and tested for rabies this year. This is the first bat that has tested positive.
The Brookline Department of Public Health is issuing a Rabies Advisory to stress the importance of capturing and testing any bat found inside a home or other building where there is the possibility of human or pet exposure. For complete details, please see the Rabies Advisory Press Release issued on August 17, 2015.