Long Beach bat bites
City health officials are warning the public to avoid contacts with bats, after a bat found in downtown Long Beach tested positive for rabies. The bat was found by a local resident on Wednesday afternoon, December 3, 2014 at Victory Park near Ocean Boulevard and Seaside Way.
Bats looking for protection from the cold are increasingly active throughout Southern California.
A dead bat which tested positive for rabies was found recently in the downtown area of Long Beach and the Health Department is warning everyone not to handle bats and other wildlife.
The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is cautioning residents to avoid handling bats or other wildlife. An increasing number of bats found throughout Los Angeles County have tested positive for rabies, and in Long Beach, a bat found along the bike path in Heartwell Park on Sunday, August 21, 2011, has now been found to have tested positive for rabies.