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5th case of rabies in 2019 confirmed in Polk County

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POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Section confirmed the fifth positive rabies case for the year in the county on Wednesday.

On Sunday, PCSO received a call from a Winter Haven resident who stepped on a bat that was on the ground near a home on Little Lake Court.

The bat was later found dead in the same spot.

It was sent for rabies testing.

The bat was confirmed positive for rabies on Wednesday.

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