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.READ MORE: 'The School Shouldn't Be Open Right Now': Parents React To COVID-19 Outbreak At Cherry Hill Elementary Middle School
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.READ MORE: Almost 9,000 Vaccinated Marylanders Get Additional Shots Since Approval of Pfizer Booster
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.MORE NEWS: 'We're The Cure To This Situation': 9 Killed, 13 Wounded In Baltimore Over The Past Week
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