ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is issuing an alert after a rabid bat was found at an Annapolis apartment building.

The bat found at Woodside Garden Apartments on Thursday tested positive for the deadly disease.

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The Health Department warns people not to touch bats that appear sick or injured or display unusual behavior, such as being active in the day or unafraid of humans.

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Infected animals can spread the disease to humans and pets through a scratch or bite or if infected saliva touches eyes, nose, mouth or broken skin.

Not all bats carry rabies, but anyone who has had contact with a bat or has seen a bat in a room with a sleeping person or unattended child should call the health department.

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