Georgetown bat found in building was infected with rabies

Bats hibernating in a cave. (AP Photo)
Bats hibernating in a cave. (AP Photo)

GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — A bat infected with rabies was found Wednesday at the Williamson County Inner Loop Annex office building, 301 S.E. Inner Loop, in Georgetown. Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control responded to a call regarding a bat on the ground on the east side of the building at approximately 10 a.m.

Anyone who had contact with the bat that morning is urged to call Animal Control at 512-864-8282 or the Texas Department of State Health Services at 254-778-6744.

There have been several bat-related incidents in Central Texas this summer. On Aug. 15, a woman received precautionary medical attention after a bat bite at a Round Rock Walmart.

The City of Austin reported last month that 33 bats had tested positive for rabies this season, which starts in May. In 2012, the City had 76 bats test positive for rabies and in 2013, the number was 88. Bat season in Central Texas ends in September.

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