2 kids possibly exposed to rabies by bat at Greenville Zoo playground


COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSPA) – Two children have possibly been exposed to rabies in Greenville County, according to the S.C. Department of Environmental Control.

It was reported that the kids handled a bat that was later tested positive for the virus.

The bat was found at the playground area, near Shelter 30, in front of the Greenville Zoo.

DHEC says that others could be at risk. They advise anyone who may have come in contact with the bat to seek medical attention immediately.

You can contact DHEC’s Environmental Health Services in Greenville at (864) 372-3273.

Operators are available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

During times outside of normal business hours, you can call (888) 847-0902.

The bat is the third animal in Greenville County to test positive for rabies this year.

There have been 80 confirmed cases of animal rabies statewide this year.

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