Western Indiana county reports rabid bats

(WTHI Photo)
(WTHI Photo)

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 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.

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