Bat tested positive for rabies at Grand Canyon

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Grand canyon. Visitors have been reporting uptick in bats along the Colorado river, and now one of those bats has tested positive for rabies. No one's known to have come in contact with the rabid bat. It was taken from phantom ranch in late August and tested rabies is preventable in humans if they seek medical treatment after being exposed to a rabid animal. It can be deadly. Otherwise, if you're visiting the Grand Canyon anytime soon don't approach or touch wildlife and report any animals that are sick or acting strangely. Health statistics show one hundred sixteen animals have tested positive for rabies around Arizona's so far this year. Most of those involved, bats, skunks and foxes.

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