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PCSO News Release

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Public Information Officer 
News Date: 8/31/2012 

 Seventh Positive Rabies Case Confirmed 


The Polk County Sheriff’s Animal Control Section confirmed today, Friday, August 31, 2012, the seventh positive Rabies case in Polk County for 2012.

On Tuesday, August 28th, a bat was found inside Tenoroc High School, located at 4905 Saddle Creek Road in Auburndale.

PCSO Animal Control Officers responded, and the bat was impounded and sent for rabies testing. The bat was confirmed positive for rabies by the State Laboratory today, Friday, August 31st.

The Polk County Health Department is notifying anyone who may have been exposed to the bat.

For more information on Rabies, please visit:

http://www.polksheriff.org/InsidePCSO/LE/SOD/BOSO/AC/Pages/RabiesandYou.aspx.