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Residents could have been exposed to rabid bats

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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The Franklin County Health Department warned anyone who's lived in the Franklinton Academy Village Apartments of possible exposure to rabid bats Wednesday.

They want to speak with anyone who has lived in - or stayed at - the complex since December 14, 2010. If you have, call the FCHD Communicable Disease Nurse at (919) 496-2533.

Officials said anyone who might have been exposed to bats needs to get preventive rabies treatment immediately.

Rabies is a fatal disease but can be prevented if treatment is begun as soon as possible after an exposure is recognized.

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