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 2024. Visit our rabies page to learn:

  • How to reduce the risk of rabies exposure.
  • Why it's important to have up-to-date rabies vaccines for your pets.
  • How to safely capture a bat that has had contact with a person.

Note: Rabid Bats - Positive Cases in Washington, 2024 table is updated 12:00 p.m. each Thursday.

Rabid Bats - Positive Cases in Washington, 2024

County of Collection Month Count of Positive Bats (cumulative)
Benton May 1
Wahkiakum May 1

Total Positive Cases for 2024 (cumulative)



Reported Rabid Bat Locations by Year - Maps

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