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Lexington health officials issue alert after bat found in home tests positive for rabies
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, June 13, 2014 4:01 AM EDT
Health officials in Lexington are advising residents to be sure their pets' rabies vaccinations are up to date after a bat there tested positive for the disease.
Health officials warn against handling a bat to minimize the risk of contracting rabies.
Officials say anyone who finds a dead bat in the home and can't rule out possible human exposure should contact the Division of Environmental Health and Protection at 231-9791.