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Longview bat tests positive for rabies

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For the first time in five years, a bat captured in Longview has tested positive for rabies.

Authorities say a resident of Hidden Hills Apartments on Gilmer Road captured the bat Tuesday in the bathroom of a unit and called city officials.

The bat was sent for examination and tested positive for rabies, the first in Longview since 2007.

Health officials say it did not appear residents were exposed to the bat, and that it appears to be a lone straggler. No other evidence of bats were found.

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