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Department of Public Health: Look out for rabid bats

Published On: Jul 12 2013 04:28:21 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 13 2013 10:25:11 AM CDT

MADISON, Wis. -

The Dane County Department of Public Health is warning residents to be on the lookout for rabid bats.

The warning came after the department was called to the 500 block of Troy Drive in Madison for a sick bat. According to a release, the animal tested positive for rabies.

According to the release, rabies is a potentially fatal disease. It's very infectious and can be spread if an infected animal bites a person.

If anyone in the Troy Gardens area had contact with a sick bat in the last 10 days, Public Health recommends they notify the department and seek medical attention right away.

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