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Officials looking for woman who brought dead bat to Health District

Officials are looking for a woman who dropped off a dead bat at the Spokane Regional Health District on Wednesday without speaking to anyone or giving her name.

Health district officials say they need to speak to her to determine whether she might have been bitten by the bat and need treatment for rabies. Two rabid bats have been found in Spokane County in the last month.

In this case the bat couldn’t be tested for rabies, according to a Health District news release. It can take between three and 12 weeks for a person who has been exposed to rabies to start showing early symptoms, which are similar to the flu.

The woman is asked to come back to the Health District Office or call (509) 324-1500 to speak to someone about potential rabies exposure.