Teen Girl Bitten by Rabid Bat at Oakland Zoo

Health officials in California are warning people to stay away from unusual-looking bats.
1:30 | 07/24/13

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Officials say a -- that looks like this bit the girl. This is a copy of the notice handed out this afternoon by Alameda County health officials. It says the -- infected with rabies was founded the neighborhood and -- other rabid animals might still be nearby it's a message residents are not taking lightly. No doubt -- see you probably want to go and investigate and play -- chased away. An animal had to stay away and that's exactly what experts want you to do. Rabies is fatal almost always Alameda County health officials issued the warning after learning a team volunteer at the Oakland zoo was bitten on Saturday. This is the Mexican free tailed bat. And after testing -- they found out the bad was infected with rabies forcing them to place the victim on a round of medication immediately if they see. Bats you know McCain -- usual. Don't touch him cause skin picked up. This is the view from -- seven HD over the Oakland zoo. Experts say bats like to hang out pretty much anywhere bugs and insects live. This was the third rabid bat found in the east bay in just over a month if we didn't have them -- scale population groups -- Zoo officials reminded bats do serve a purpose to the ecosystem the team that was -- made a big mistake by touching a sick animal. A no -- for anyone not trained to do so generally it's just like most wild animals the paths are gonna leave you alone if you -- Angela. The volunteer is expected to make a full recovery at the Oakland -- Nick Smith ABC 7 NEWS.

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