Department: Bat in San Miguel County had rabies


SAN MIGUEL COUNTY, 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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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