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Rabid bat found in Shawnee County, Kansas


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas county health department on Wednesday announced it found a rabid bat.

A Shawnee County Health Department official said a dog pulled the bat out of a tree July 12.

Test results showing the bat had rabies came back Tuesday, Community Health Outreach and Planning Division Manager Craig Barnes said in an email.

Barnes said there's no sign that the rabid bat had contact with humans, but the dog will be monitored for 50 days as a precaution.

"Situations like this are an excellent educational opportunity to remind individuals about vaccinating their pets and live...

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