MANASSAS, Va. — An injured, rabid bat was collected by an Animal Control Officer near 9115 Center St., in Manassas, Virginia on Saturday.,

Police think an unknown individual made contact with or handled the bat before the Animal Control officer arrived. 

Officials said anyone who made contact with the bat is at high-risk for having contracted the disease, and is at-risk for serious health related issues.

The Manassas City Police Department Animal Control Section is asking anyone who came in contact with the bat on Saturday to contact the Prince William Health District at (703) 792-7329, and to contact Senior Animal Control Officer Daigle at (703) 257-8102. 

Only people in physical contact with the animal are at-risk, official said. There are no health risks to the general public.

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