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Bat at Home Depot Found to Have Rabies

From the Los Angeles Times:

A bat has tested positive for rabies and health officials are asking anyone who came in contact with it at a Home Depot to call the county’s Animal Care Services.

The bat was found Tuesday evening in the outdoor garden area of the home improvement store on Warner Avenue, authorities said. Tests confirmed Friday that it was rabid.

Authorities requested that anyone who came in contact with the bat call (714) 935-6106. They also urged customers who took children to the store Tuesday to ask them if they saw or touched the bat. Rabies can be transmitted by a bite.

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