Bats have very small teeth, and their bites could go unnoticed.
The disease has jumped from bats to skunks, officials said.
Federal officials have temporarily delayed a policy change that would have let people carry small knives, novelty bats and other sports equipment on planes.
Public health officials reported Monday that a record number of rabid bats were found this year in Los Angeles County.
Five bats have tested positive for rabies in San Bernardino County over the past several weeks.
The city of Moorpark says homeowners are not doing enough to eradicate their properties of rabid bats. Residents say their pest control efforts aren’t working and there’s nothing more they can do.
Health officials are urging residents to avoid contact with animals after finding nearly two dozen rabid bats in Los Angeles County.