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Positive rabies test in bat exposure at local sporting event

Two Rivers Public Health Department (TRPHD) reports a positive test of rabies in a bat implicated in a potential rabies exposure at a little league football event in Cozad on Sunday, Sept.17. Anyone with direct contact with a bat in the TRPHD district (Buffalo, Dawson, Franklin, Gosper, Harlan, Kearney and Phelps Counties) should immediately consult with their medical provider and contact TRPHD. Anyone with direct contact with a bat in or around Cozad on Sept. 17, should seek immediate medical attention. TRPHD recommends medical treatment for anyone with direct exposure to animals testing positive for rabies.

Please contact Two Rivers Public Health Department at (888) 669-7154 to report contact with bats or visit our website www.trphd.org. You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@trpublichealth).

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