MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Officials say a bat found Tuesday in downtown Minneapolis has tested positive for rabies.
The bat was found near the corner of Marquette Avenue and 6th Street. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, a group of colleagues saw the bat around 1 p.m., captured it and brought it to the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.READ MORE: 2nd Man Charged In Minneapolis Gun Battle-Turned-Crash That Killed Autumn Merrick
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Anyone who may have touched or had physical contact with the bat should call the Department of Health at 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414.
Earlier this summer, two rabid bats were found in the city.MORE NEWS: 'We Are Pleasantly Surprised': Minnesota's Corn, Soybean Yields Better Than Expected
To learn more about rabies, visit the Department of Health website.