Rabies Activity in Washington

Bats are the primary animal that carry rabies in Washington State. Rabid bats have been found in almost every county in the state. Below is a table showing number of bats that have tested positive for rabies in the state in 2023. Visit our rabies page to learn:

Note: Rabid Bats - Positive Cases in Washington, 2023 table is updated 12:00 p.m. each Thursday.

Rabid Bats - Positive Cases in Washington, 2023

County of Collection Month Count of Positive Bats (cumulative)
San Juan October 1
Skagit October 1
Snohomish September 1
Pacific September 1
Jefferson August 1
Thurston August 1
Snohomish August 1
Spokane August 1
Douglas August 1
Chelan August 2
Klickitat July 1
Whatcom July 1
King June 1
Walla Walla June 1
Columbia June 1

Total Positive Cases for 2023 (cumulative)