Bat killed in NJ home tests positive for rabies

BERLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Health officials say that a bat found in a southern New Jersey house has tested positive for rabies. Residents have been advised to seek medical care.

KYW-TV reports ( ) that a family in Berlin Township killed the bat at their house on Saturday.

Camden County health authorities sent the animal to a state lab in Trenton. Officials learned Thursday that the bat had rabies.

Family members who were exposed to the bat have been advised to seek preventative treatment for the illness. Their dog and three cats have been seen by a veterinarian. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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