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Bat Bites Can Cause Rabies in New Jersey


A news article from NJ.com reports that there is a live bat in South Brunswick, NJ that was tested positive for rabies.

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Live bat tests positive for rabies in South Brunswick

By Anthony G. Attrino | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on August 18, 2015 at 3:37 PM, updated August 18, 2015 at 4:00 PM

SOUTH BRUNSWICK – Police issued a public health advisory Tuesday after a bat found in the Monmouth Junction area tested positive for rabies.

The bat was found alive the night of Aug. 12 in the vicinity of Blackhorse Lane and Henderson Road, officials said.

“It was transported to the state for testing,” said Ron Schmalz, township spokesman.

On Friday, Aug. 14, the New Jersey Health Department notified the South Brunswick Health Department that the bat tested positive for rabies, Schmalz said.

Township officials could not say for sure why it took more than three days to issue the public health advisory.

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