Sunday, February 23, 2020 1:11 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Health officials say students at a Georgia university have been warned after a rabid bat was found on campus. The Chatham County Health Department says the bat tested positive for rabies after it was taken to a veterinarian. It was found Feb. 18 on the campus of Savannah State University, on the rear porch of the school's College of Business Administration building. The health department said in a news release it was interviewing students who had contact with the bat to determine whether they needed treatment. Rabies is a potentially fatal disease that can be spread from infected animals to humans through bites, scratches and other contact.