Rabid Bats Raise Concerns in Missouri

A teenage girl is receiving rabies shots after being bitten as she slept by a rabid bat. The girl was bitten earlier this month at her home in Washington, Mo. The bat was the third in Franklin County this year that was found to have rabies.

Health officials say the girl is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery. State Veterinarian Howard Pue says 23 animals have tested positive for rabies in Missouri this year. Twenty of them are bats, along with two skunks and a horse.

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