Bat with rabies found in Azusa

AZUSA, Calif. (KABC) -- An injured bat with rabies was found in Azusa and Los Angeles County health officials are warning those who may have come into contact with it to seek medical treatment.

The bat was discovered on Oct. 25. It was transferred to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and tested positive for rabies.

Anyone who may have come into direct physical contact with this or any bat is advised to see a doctor for possible post-exposure, anti-rabies treatment.

Although most bats do not have rabies, the public is warned against handling bats, health officials said.

Those with questions may call the Los Angeles County Veterinary Public Health Program at (213) 989-7060.

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