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Bat tests positive for rabies; it bit a child in Caldwell yesterday

A bat that bit a child playing near the Indian Creek Bridge in Caldwell yesterday has tested positive for rabies. Southwest District Health officials said today that the girl's family has been notified and treatment will begin today. Rabies can be fatal if left untreated; officials are warning people to steer clear of bats. You can read the health district's full announcement here.

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