Salem County Officials Locate Woman Potentially Exposed to Rabies at Acme

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There has been update on a story we brought to you earlier this week regarding the possible rabid bat that was found at an Acme store in Salem County.

Officials with the Salem County Department of Health and Human Services say they have identified and located the woman who potentially exposed herself and her children to rabies when she handled a bat at the Pilesgrove Acme.

On Tuesday, July 31st, health officials issued a public alert asking anyone who knew the woman or came in contact with the bat, to call the Health Department immediately, as it was believed the bat may have had rabies.

Rabies is a viral disease and can be fatal if left untreated.

Officials say thanks to the help of the community, they were able to locate the woman and advise her and her family to seek medical consultation for possible treatment.


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