DHEC: Bat found in Orangeburg County tests positive for rabies

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Officials with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control say a rabid bat was found in Orangeburg County. Officials say it was found near Springdale Drive and Saint Matthews Road.

DHEC doesn’t believe any people were exposed, but a dog was. Officials say the dog has been placed in quarantine.

Officials say always avoid tame animals acting wild, or tame animals acting wild.

If you believe your pet has been exposed to a rabid animal, DHEC urges you to contact DHEC’s Environmental Affairs Columbia office at 803-896-0620 during normal business hours (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday). To report a bite or exposure after these hours, call the DHEC after-hours service number at 888-847-0902.

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