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Bat found inside Treasure Coast Square Mall tests positive for rabies

Posted at 3:28 PM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-12 15:28:03-04

JENSEN BEACH, Fla. — Officials with the Department of Health are reminding Floridians to avoid contact with wildlife after a bat found inside the Treasure Coast Square Mall has tested positive for rabies.

A mall employee, who came in contact with the bat, has been advised to receive post exposure prophylaxis.

If you come into contact with a stray area in Martin County, you can contact Animal Control to remove them at 772-463-3211.