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Nebraska zoo urges nearly 200 guests to get rabies shot after wild bat exposure

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By Paul Best

July 10.2021

A zoo in Nebraska told 186 guests that they may have been exposed to rabies after a wild bat that tested positive for the virus snuck into the aquarium. 

“The bats we identified were Little brown bats, a common bat species in Nebraska that anyone could find in their backyard or attic,” Dr. Sarah Woodhouse, the Animal Health Director at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, said in a statement Friday. “It is not unusual for a wild bat to be infected with rabies, which is why you should never directly touch a wild bat.”

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