Rabid bat found in Hall County, Ga., home

Rabid bat found in Hall County, Ga., home

June 17th, 2013 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - A rabies alert has been issued in part of Hall County after a rabid bat was found inside of a house in Gainesville.

The Gainesville Times reports the bat was found in a house Friday and has been shipped to the virology section of the Georgia Public Health Lab in Decatur.

Officials say this marks the fifth confirmed rabies case of 2013.

Hall County officials are encouraging pet owners to have their animals vaccinated at the Hall County Animal Shelter.