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Rabid bat in W.Ky.



OWENSBORO, Ky.

Health officials in western Kentucky say a dead bat found at a house tested positive for rabies, but no human or pet was bitten.

Clay Horton of the Green River District Health Department says the bat was found on a porch or patio of a house and the family turned it in for testing.

Horton tells The Messenger-
Inquirer
of Owensboro that, in Kentucky, about 5 percent of bats tested are postive for rabies.

He warns that bat bites are small and may go unnoticed, and anyone discovering a bat should call the health department for assistance.


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