Department: Bat in San Miguel County had rabies

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials say a 3-year-old San Miguel County girl is undergoing rabies vaccinations because she came in contact with a bat that has tested positive for the fatal disease.

The Department of Health says the bat is the first rabid animal reported in San Miguel County in 2014.

According to the department, the most recent case of a bat testing positive for rabies in San Miguel County was in 2012.

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