Quote:Rabid bat clings to a Florida woman's arm in Hillsborough County
Florida Department of Health urges people to take safety precautions
SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. - A Sun City Center woman discovered a rabid bat clinging to her arm in on Monday, health officials said.
The woman was helping her friend into a vehicle when something struck her arm, according to the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough. At the time, she didn't see what it was and went home.
While at home she went to the restroom and discovered a small bat clinging to her arm," said spokesperson for DOH-Hillsborough, Kevin Watler, in a news release. "The woman immediately squished it with a towel."
She then contacted the DOH, where they tested the squished bat and discovered it had rabies.
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I can't imagine not noticing a rabid bat on my arm until I went to the bathroom.