MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. - According to the Muskegon County Health Department a bat found in an area home has tested positive for rabies.

This is the second bat in less than a week that has tested positive for rabies. On Thursday, Kent County reported a separate case.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says Michigan is experiencing an uptick in bats testing positive for rabies this summer.

The Muskegon County Health Department says anyone who finds a bat in their home should safely confine or collect the bat if possible and call the Public Health Department in Muskegon County at 231-724-1228 to determine if it should be tested for rabies.

Read more about the disease here.

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