LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- Officials are worried that several teens were exposed to rabies in Sterling, Va.

They came in contact with an injured or dead bat, officials said.

The call came in on July 23, about an injured or dead bat at the Potomack Lakes Sportsplex at 20280 Cascades Parkway, officials said.

Loudoun County Health Department officials are now asking the people who may have touched the bat to be tested and possibly treated for rabies immediately.

Rabies is a deadly disease that attacks the nervous system.

"Exposure to rabies is considered any time there is a bite or scratch, or other circumstance where saliva or central nervous system tissue from a rabid or potentially rabid animal enters an open, fresh wound or comes in contact with a mucous membrane by entering the eye, mouth, or nose," officials said in a news release.

If you have any questions or concerns call 703-771-5829.
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