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Dead bat found in Riverside area; man exposed to rabies last week

June 12, 2012 |  6:42 pm

Bat found at Riverside County school
A dead bat was found Tuesday afternoon in a schoolyard in Riverside County, a week after man and dog in the area were exposed to rabies after handling dead bats.

The bat was discovered by an employee on a campus in Highgrove. The school was empty because children were on summer break, according to the Riverside County Department of Animal Services.

The bat was taken to a laboratory to be tested for rabies.

Last week, a 55-year-old man cleaning a pool in Riverside was exposed to a dead bat that was rabid. The man told officials he was removing debris from a drain and grabbed the animal, department officials said. 

In an unincorporated neighborhood near Hemet, a dog came into a contact with a dead bat that was rabid, officials said. The dog had a current rabies vaccination.

Also last week, officials  in San Bernardino County declared a possible rabies exposure alert after someone dropped off a rabid bat at the Chino Police Department.


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Photo: Bat that was found at Riverside County school. Credit: Riverside County Department of Animal Services