Rabid bat discovered in Tampa, 10th person exposed to rabies in Hillsborough
By WFLA Web Staff
Published: March 9, 2018, 12:59 pm Updated: March 9, 2018, 1:47 pm

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A tenth person has been exposed to rabies in Hillsborough County following the discovery of a rabid bat in Tampa’s Westshore district

The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County said the bat was discovered in the 1300 block of North Westshore Boulevard.

The bat was found in the grass on its back. The bat was then taken to a local veterinary office. DOH was notified and tested it for rabies.

Health officials say the person who was exposed to rabies is an Orange County resident who will be receiving treatment there.

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