- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Health officials have confirmed that a bat found dead on the Lane Community College campus in Eugene had rabies.

It is the third time in a month that a bat with rabies has been found between south Eugene and Creswell.

A bat was flying erratically Sept. 24 when it scratched a woman walking on campus. The woman reported the incident and has been receiving an antibiotic. A bat found dead after the woman was scratched was sent in for testing.

Rabies is a viral disease that affects the nervous system. The virus is carried in the saliva of an infected animal.

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