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Updated: 05/15/2014 11:07:03PM

Rabies case in Bartow confirmed

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Austin Darrius

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Scene at the crash that claimed China Harris' life in December.

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Scene at the crash that claimed China Harris' life in December.

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A second confirmed case of rabies was found in Bartow on Friday, May 9, Polk County Sheriff’s Patrol Animal Control Section reported.

On May 7, a bat was found isolated inside a family residence on the 1100 block of Clinton Street. The PCSO Animal Control Officers responded, impounded the bat and sent its body to the State Laboratory for testing. The bat was confirmed positive for rabies by the State Laboratory on May 9.

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