Rabid bat attacks woman in Crete

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Around Chicago, July, August and September are prime months for people to be exposed to bats, according to Leroy Schild, Will County’s animal control director.

Will County officials say a rabid bat attacked a woman while she was cleaning a swimming pool in Crete.

The woman, who was bitten on her neck and one hand, injured the animal while trying to protect herself and called animal control officials for help, according to Leroy Schild, the Will County animal control director, who says the bat tested positive for rabies and the woman was advised to seek treatment at a hospital.

Around Chicago, Schild says July, August and September is the most common time people are exposed to bats.

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