September 2, 2011

Safety Tips Regarding Bats On Campus

Health and safety officials take this opportunity to remind students, faculty and staff of the significant number of bats on the Texas A&M campus. According to those officials, bats are considered a high-rabies risk species and should never be touched. In addition, a few species found in Texas are considered endangered or threatened and thus, should not be disturbed.

If you should come in contact with a bat, or find one dead or alive in a campus building, or a live bat anywhere that cannot fly, please call the Facilities Services Communications Center immediately at 979-845-4311.

Also, please remember to close all windows and doors, especially in the evening, to help keep bats and other animals from entering buildings.

For more information about bats and rabies, please visit the Texas Department of State Health Services Infectious Disease Control Web site: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/disease/rabies/.

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