Rabid bat found in Eagle Point

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A bat in Eagle Point has tested positive for rabies and the dog that found the bat has been euthanized.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/n7ZEu3 ) the bat was found this week, but officials aren't concerned about an outbreak in the area.

Sixty miles southwest, the Cave Junction and Applegate area is under close monitoring because 12 foxes in the past two years have tested positive for rabies in those areas.

To combat the growing number of rabid animals, health officials are offering low-cost vaccinations to pets.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/