Rabid bat found in Hall County

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A rabid bat had contact with a dog in Hall County according to Animal Control officials.

The incident occurred near Cannon Creek Trail in West Hall. The bat was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab- Virology Section in Decatur. On Sept. 18, Hall County Animal Control was advised that the bat was positive for rabies.

This is the seventh confirmed case of rabies for 2020. Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid bat was located. If you live in this area or you see an animal acting abnormally in the area, contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 or during non-working hours call Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812. 

Animal owners are encouraged to vaccinate their domesticated pets for rabies.

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