The infected animal was found Monday on Garland Avenue in the Lakewood/Park Hill area. Click here for map.
North Little Rock Animal Control is strongly urging people who live in the area to make sure their children have not had any contact with bats or other wildlife. The agency reminds anyone who has been exposed to rabies to seek immediate medical attention.
Pet owners are also being reminded to be sure their animals have an up-to-date rabies vaccination.
The two most common carriers of the rabies virus in Arkansas are skunks and bats.
The most common symptom of the deadly virus is abnormal behavior.
Anyone who finds a bat or other wild animal that displays odd behavior or appears to be sick, is advised to notify their local animal control or law enforcement agency, or the Arkansas Department of Health.
Any contact with bats, accidental or otherwise should be reported immediately, says North Little Rock Animal Control.
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