Bat found at suburban hospital tests positive for rabies

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PALOS HEIGHTS, Ill. — One of two bats found at Palos Community Hospital has tested positive for rabies.

The bats were found earlier this month in the obstetrics unit.

Hospital officials say at, “no time were patients ever in contact with the animals.”

As a precaution vaccines to prevent rabies are being administered to people who may have been exposed to the bats.

The OB unit was closed and patients were moved to another part of the hospital.

It’s not clear how the bats got into the building.