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Washington Child Bitten by Rabid Bat

Washington State Public Health Laboratories confirmed Wednesday that a bat, which bit a child on July 4 at Liberty Lake Regional Park, tested positive for rabies.

Officials said the child and the mother, who was not bit, had contact with the bat and are both receiving vaccines for rabies. Health experts told KREM 2 News this is the first case of a rabid bat in Spokane County in 18 years.