The Knox County Health Department has confirmed that a bat found in the Fredericktown area has tested positive for rabies. This is the first confirmed case of rabies in Knox County since 2012.
“The rabid bat was found by an alert vet-tech in a store parking lot,” said Environmental Health Director Nate Overholt. “The vet-tech noticed the bat not behaving normally, contacted the Fredericktown Police Department, who secured the animal and turned it over to the health department.” The bat was then sent to the Ohio Department of Health laboratory for testing. (click for more)