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Health officials report 4 rabid bats in May in Washington

Associated Press

SEATTLE – Health officials in Washington state say four bats tested positive for rabies in May.

The Washington State Department of Health told KING-TV that that’s the highest number of rabid bats in May in the past 20 years.

One of the rabid bats bit a University of Washington student after he picked it up.

Health officials are advising people to avoid all contact with bats and other wild animals.