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Mystery Texas Rabies Carrier has Health Officials Scrambling

 
Mystery Texas Rabies Carrier has Health Officials Scrambling
Posted Saturday, August 9th 2014 @ 4am

  The Texas Department of State Health Services is asking for the public's help in identifying a woman in Round rock, north of Austin, who may be infected with rabies, Newsradio 1200 WOAI reports.

  The woman came in contact with a bat while leaving a Wal-Mart in Round Rock earlier this week.

  "Contact with a bat presents a high risk of rabies, a viral illness that can be transmitted to humans through an infected animal's saliva," The State Health Department said.  "The illness can be prevented with treatment before symptoms begin.  However, once a person has symptoms, the disease is almost always fatal."

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