Officials find woman that may have been exposed to rabies

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Health officials have heard from a woman they were concerned may have been exposed to a rabid bat.

The state’s Health Department says the woman went into Walmart near the Cottonwood Mall Tuesday morning on a motorized wheelchair.

When the woman was paying for her items, workers noticed a bat hanging from her basket. The bat tested positive for rabies.

A worker who handled the bat is getting a series of vaccinations.

Health officials say the woman in the wheelchair was not exposed. 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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