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Dead bat tests positive for rabies in Cedar Park

The bat was found in the area of Lynnwood Trail and Brushy Creek Road.

CEDAR PARK, Texas — A dead bat found in Cedar Park has tested for rabies, according to the Cedar Park Police Department.

CPPD said the bat was found in the area of Lynnwood Trail and Brushy Creek Road. At this time, it's unknown if any humans or animals came into contact with the bat and it's also unclear how long the bat was in the area where it was found.

The bat was impounded by Cedar Park Animal Control and taken to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), where it tested positive for rabies on Saturday.

Rabies, a deadly virus spread to people from the saliva of infected animals, can cause fever, vomiting, drooling, convulsions and muscle weakness. CPPD reminds everyone not to touch stray or unknown animals and to make sure pets' rabies vaccines are up to date.

If you believe you, your pets or anyone you know has come into contact with a rabid animal, dead or alive, contact Cedar Park Animal Control immediately at 512-260-4622. 

If you have any questions, contact Animal Control or the DSHS Zoonosis Control Program at 254-778-6744.

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