So far no other cases have been found
A bat picked up at Friendswood High School on March 28 tested positive for rabies. Friendswood Animal Control transported the bat to the Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) laboratory, the primary rabies testing facility for Houston and the surrounding counties.
There was no reported exposure to any students or faculty. The last reported Friendswood rabies case was in October 2010, also a bat.
Dr. Deepa Vasudevan with UT Health says transmission of rabies is very difficult and only occurs when the saliva from an infected animal gets into the blood usually through a bite. Just getting it on your skin would not get you infected.
Dr. Vasudevan recommends that people should not touch bats if you encounter them, "the best thing to do is just to evacuate." So far, no people have contracted the disease.