Another Bat Captured in Gaithersburg Tests Positive for Rabies

July 23rd, 2015

ABS 7 News

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WJLA) — Gaithersburg officials say a bat that was captured in an occupied condominium earlier this week has tested positive for rabies.

Officials say Gaithersburg Animal Control responded to a call in the 800 block of Quince Orchard Boulevard on July 21 about a bat.{} The bat was captured and euthanized by the officers and was subsequently tested for rabies.{} Test results for the rabies virus came back positive. Gaithersburg officials say if you were in direct contact with a bat in that area in the last few weeks you need to call Montgomery County Health Department immediately at 240-777-1755. Additionally, if your pet had contact with a bat in this area in the last few weeks officials ask that you call Gaithersburg Animal Control at 301-258-6343.