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Bat captured in downtown Minneapolis tests positive for rabies

Minnesota Department of Health Photo: KSTP
Minnesota Department of Health

Updated: September 12, 2019 03:33 PM

A bat that was found in downtown Minneapolis has tested positive for rabies, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. 

MDH says the bat was found near the corner of Marquette Avenue and 6th Street on Tuesday. 

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The University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory confirmed the bat was rabid Thursday. 

MDH would like to speak with anyone who may have touched or had physical contact with the bat. 

MDH can be contacted at 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414.

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