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1 bitten by possibly rabid bat inside Clarksville home

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -

One person is undergoing rabies treatment after they were bitten by a potentially rabid bat inside their Clarksville home Tuesday.

Officials said the bat has since been caught by an animal control officer and taken to a local veterinarian where it was euthanized.

The bat’s remains were submitted to the state public health laboratory where it tested positive for rabies.

“We have seen 19 cases of rabies in animals statewide this year, mostly in wildlife. We urge people to enjoy wildlife but at a safe distance. This is also a good reminder that rabies vaccinations should be kept up-to-date for cats and dogs as required by law,” Health Department Director Joey Smith said.

For additional information on rabies, visit TN.gov.

 

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