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Rabies Map 2022

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Rabid bats are found every year in Los Angeles County.  In 2021, sixty-eight rabid bats were found in Los Angeles County - view a map here.  This is the highest recorded number of rabid bats found in LA County since testing of bats for rabies began in 1961.

So far in 2022, forty-one rabid bats have been found in LA County.  One bat each was found inside of a house, in a parking lot, inside of a business, in a swimming pool, inside of a car, and two were found on sidewalks.  Thirty-four additional bats were found just outside of houses.

  1. Duarte.  February.  Bat found alive inside of a house.

  2. Burbank.  March.  Bat found dead outside of a house. 

  3. Palmdale.  March.  Bat found alive outside of a house.

  4. Valencia (Santa Clarita).  April.  Bat found alive on the driveway outside of a house.

  5. Monrovia.  April. Bat found alive on the ground outside of a house.

  6. Valencia (Santa Clarita).  May.  Bat found alive in the backyard of a house.

  7. Calabasas.  May.  Bat found dead in a parking lot.

  8. Stevenson Ranch.  May.  Bat found alive outside of a house.

  9. Santa Clarita.  May.  Bat found dead clinging to the outside wall of a house.

  10. Duarte.  June.  Bat found dead on an outside balcony.

  11. La Crescenta.  June.  Bat found alive inside of a business.

  12. Westlake Village.  June.  Bat found alive outside of an apartment building.

  13. Castaic.  June.  Bat found alive in the backyard of a house.

  14. Agua Dulce.  July.  Bat found alive outside of a house.

  15. Canyon Country.  July.  Bat found alive outside of a house.

  16. Santa Clarita.  July.  Bat found dead on the ground outside of a house.

  17. Stevenson Ranch.  July.  Bat found alive on a sidewalk.

  18. Calabasas.  July.  Bat found alive outside of a house.

  19. Santa Clarita.  July.  Bat found dead outside of a house. 

  20. Santa Clarita.  July.  Bat found dead outside of a house.

  21. Santa Clarita.  July.  Bat found dead outside of a house.

  22. Santa Clarita.  July.  Bat found dead outside of a house.

  23. Burbank.  July.  Bat found dead outside of a house.

  24. Santa Clarita.  July.  Bat found alive outside of a house.

  25. Santa Clarita.  August.  Bat found dead outside of a house.

  26. Woodland Hills.  August.  Bat found alive outside of a house.

  27. Santa Clarita.  August.  Bat found alive outside of a house.

  28. Northridge.  August.  Bat found alive in the backyard of a house.

  29. Santa Clarita.  August.  Bat found dead on the driveway of a house.

  30. Santa Clarita.  August.  Bat found alive on a sidewalk in a neighborhood.

  31. Santa Clarita.  August.  Bat found alive outside of a house.

  32. Santa Clarita.  August.  Bat found dead in a swimming pool.

  33. Tarzana.  August.  Bat found alive near a swimming pool.

  34. Santa Clarita.  August.   Bat found alive outside in the front yard of the house.

  35. Santa Clarita.  August.  Bat found dead in a pool outside of a house.

  36. Stevenson Ranch.  August.  Bat found alive in the garage of a house.

  37. Woodland Hills.  August.  Bat found alive clinging to the outside wall of a house.

  38. Castaic.  September.  Bat found alive outside of a house.

  39. Westlake Village.  September.  Bat found alive in the backyard of a house.

  40. Santa Clarita.  September.  Bat found alive in the front yard of a home.

  41. Downey.  September.  Bat found dead inside of a car.

map showing reported locations of rabid bats in Los Angeles County from January to September 26, 2022

map showing reported locations of rabid bats in the Santa Clarita area of Los Angeles County from January to September 26, 2022

Found a bat in your home?

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Learn more about bats and rabies in Los Angeles County

New document added November 30, 2018 Quick tips and Rabies Educational Materials 

Lecture about rabies in Los Angeles County 2011
Centers for Disease Control - Rabies pages

Los Angeles County Rabies Overview
Rabies Control Manual
Human rabies
2021 rabid bat map
2020 rabid bat map

 

  Last updated: September 27, 2022
 
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