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Western Indiana county reports rabid bats

Western Indiana county reports 3 cases of people bitten by rabid bats, 4 other possible cases
Posted on Aug. 16, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 16, 2014 at 11:02 a.m.

ROCKVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A western Indiana county reports three people have had to undergo a series of shots after being bitten by bats that were rabid, or believed to be rabid, and four others have had to be treated for possible exposure.

The Tribune-Star reports (http://bit.ly/1oYYwDN) the cases have been reported in Parke County, about 25 miles northeast of Terre Haute. Parke County public health nurse Kevin Elizabeth Rowe says her 16-year-old son was bitten by a rabid bat last week at a friend’s house in Rockville.

The bat was sent to the State Department of Health and confirmed as rabid. Three others who may have had exposure to the rabid bat had to receive the rabies vaccine.

Information from: Tribune-Star, http://www.tribstar.com





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 FILE - In this May 30, 2007 file photo, vehicles pay tolls as they enter the Indiana Toll Road near Angola, Ind. The state agency that oversees the Indiana Toll Road has given the tollway's private operator until late November 2014 to show that it's meeting its obligations to lenders amid reports the company may sell its toll road lease as part of a possible bankruptcy filing.  (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)

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