ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) - Health officials say four rabid bats have been found so far this year in Cook County and they are warning people to learn how to avoid contact with the virus.     Sean McDermott of the Cook County Department of Public Health says no one was exposed to rabies by that bat.      But McDermott says a Cook County child earlier this year touched a dead bat found to be infected. The child was treated and remains healthy.      McDermott says people should never handle wild animals, dead or alive.

Rabid bat identified in Peoria County

Sep 20, 2013

The Peoria City/County Health Department says it’s identified a rabid bat in the county. This comes as the department and Peoria County Animal Protection Services is about to observe World Rabies Day on September 28th.