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2nd rabid bat found in Eau Claire County

Eau Claire County (WQOW) – For the second time this month, the health department says a bat in Eau Claire County has tested positive for rabies.

Earlier in the month, a bat was found with rabies in Phoenix Park. That bat was found crawling on the ground and unable to fly.

Now, health officials found a bat with rabies in the 2200 block of North Hillcrest Parkway in Altoona. This bat fell from the side of a business and was not able to fly.

The health department said if you had possible exposure to either bat you should seek immediate medical attention.

In addition to getting medical help, you are also asked to call to call the health department to report any bat exposure. The number is 715-839-4718.


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