Bat tests positive for rabies in Brunswick

Bat tests positive for rabies in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK, OH (WOIO) - The Medina County Health Department tells 19 Action News that a bat has tested positive for rabies in Brunswick. This is the seventh rabid bat discovered in the county this year.

The state Department of Health confirmed the bat, found in the 800 block of Penny Drive last week, tested positive for rabies.

One person was exposed to the bat and was advised to seek medical treatment.

The Health Department says that it's not uncommon for bats to test positive for rabies in Ohio.

If humans or pets are exposed to a bat, immediately contact the Health Department's Environmental Health Division at 330-723-9523.

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