- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha man has used a towel to capture a bat that turned out to be rabid.

The Nebraska Humane Society says animal control officers were sent to a house in south-central Omaha on Friday after residents reported that the bat had been captured inside their home. The residents were worried about whether their 8-month-old baby was exposed to the possibly rabid animal.

Tests confirmed the bat was rabid, so the child’s parents were encouraged to contact a physician.

The Nebraska Health and Human Services Department says that as of Wednesday, 17 rabid animals have been reported in the state this year, including eight rabid bats.

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