Rabid bat found in Shawnee County

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas county health department says it found a rabid bat. A spokesman says the Shawnee County Health Department was notified that the bat tested positive for rabies Tuesday.

The Shawnee County Health official says a dog pulled the bat out of a tree July 12. There are no signs that the bat had contact with humans. But the dog will be monitored for 50 days as a precaution.

The health department says people should not touch wild animals and should get their pets vaccinated.

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