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UPDATE: Colony Of Bats Connected To Rabid One Found

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POCOMOKE, Md. - The Worcester County Health Department says they are investigating a colony of bats found in a structure on Third Street. On June 23rd, a dead bat was found on Third Street in Pocomoke, and later tested positive for rabies. Since then, the Health Department says they brought in a wildlife control professional who excluded the bats from the building.

Officials say since the first bat was found, they have received several more calls from residents saying that they have found bats on their property. The Health Department advices that if you find a bat, that has had no contact with humans or animals, you can use a shovel to put the carcass into a bag, then seal it, and put it into a covered trash can.

If the bat has had contact with humans or animals, contact the Worcester County Environmental Health program at 410-352-3234 or after hours the local police department or 911 to report the bat. Officials say if possible, they may try to collect the bat for rabies, which is spread through saliva or scratches.

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