Indiana University Student Bitten By Rabid Bat In Dorm Room

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An Indiana University student bitten by a rabid bat while he slept in his Bloomington dorm room is receiving rabies shots.

The Herald-Times reports his roommate and a pest control worker who transported the bat also are receiving the 14-day regimen of shots.

IU spokesman Mark Land says the student was bitten on a hand Wednesday and shook the bat off in a hallway. The bat was later found alive in the hallway by a residence hall employee who called the pest control worker, who collected the bat and sent it to the Indiana State Department of Health for testing.

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