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Bat caught at Lackland dorm not rabid

Jan. 22, 2014 - 10:51AM   |  
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SAN ANTONIO — Experts say a bat caught inside an Air Force basic training dormitory in South Texas has tested negative for rabies.

Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland spokesman Brent Boller said Wednesday that immunizations continue for more than 200 trainees who might have been exposed.

Several Mexican free-tailed bats, which are common to South Texas, were seen in the dorm this month. The bat that tested negative for rabies was captured Friday.

Officials have been sealing any potential access points to the housing structure.

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