- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Health officials say two bats from the South Valley of Albuquerque have tested positive for rabies in the last two weeks.

State and local health officials say the most recent bat tested positive June 3 and had been found crawling on a woman’s bare foot before she kicked it away. She will be receiving a series of vaccinations to prevent her from developing rabies.

The Department of Health says that in New Mexico, bats, skunks and foxes are reservoirs for rabies and can transmit the fatal disease to people, pets, livestock or other wild animals.

Officials remind people to vaccinate their pets and livestock against rabies and to warn children to stay away from wild or unfamiliar animals.

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