On September 10, the animal was caught near the 700 block of Maple Glen Drive.
“We believe a human risk occurred,” the city said in a news release on Thursday.
All parties have been notified by the Texas State Department of Health Services and Garland Animal Services.
This year a third laboratory of rabies in an animal has been confirmed in Garland.
Rabid bat tests positive for rabies after coming up with positive for rabies
The rabies virus is relatively rare in North America and is occasionally found including wild or domesticated animals, but is not limited to dogs, coyotes, smirks, foxes, raccoons, and bats. Infection of humans can occur when saliva from a rabbit animal is bitten by a virus, scratched or introduced through a mucous membrane (such as a nose).
Bat test positive for rabies in frites
Without treatment, the infection is almost always fatal.
To reduce the community’s risk for rabies, residents must regularly vaccinate their pets and any animal or wild animal at Garland Animal Services must exhibit erratic or unusual behavior.
Residents can call 972-205-3570 with questions, or report the potential risk of a Rabi bat.