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Rabid bat signals interest in rabies; mosquito prevention information casts wide net

Following the discovery of a rabid bat in a Lexington home last week, Environmental Health Supervisor Luke Mathis did a series of rabies awareness interviews with WLEX, WTVQ and WKYT on Thursday, June 12.

You can read the full press release about the rabid bat by clicking here. You can also view coverage from various media by clicking on the links below:

Meanwhile, interest in a virus called chikungunya (chik-v), which is spread from mosquito bites and typically found in people who have recently traveled outside of the country, drew interest from local media. Although there have been no confirmed cases in Kentucky as of now, confirmed cases have been popping up in surrounding states. In response, Communications Officer Kevin Hall and Communicable Disease Manager Jessica Cobb completed a series of interviews with WLEX, WTVQ, WKYT, WEKU and WUKY Radio, WVLK Radio Live with Lee Cruse and KyForward on June 18. View some of the coverage about mosquito prevention by clicking on the links below:

Remember: During summer months, Environmental Health staff conduct mosquito-spraying activities throughout Lexington. Spray schedules by zip code and spray route maps can be found on the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s website by clicking here.

As this information was shared on Facebook and Twitter, it quickly drove up our interactions. If you haven’t already, take a moment to visit and follow our pages so you can help share our public health messages in the future.

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