Officials: Bat with rabies found in Detroit park

DETROIT (AP) — Officials say a bat that was found unable to fly in a Detroit park has tested positive for rabies.

The Institute for Population Health says the bat was euthanized after being found April 24 in Palmer Park and testing came back last week from the state.

The Michigan Department of Community Health says it's the second bat that has tested positive for rabies in Michigan this year.

Officials are warning people to take precautions to prevent the possible spread of rabies.

The rabies virus usually is transmitted from animal to animal. Humans can become infected through animal bites or other close contact.

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