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Dead bat found in salad bought at Florida Walmart prompts recall
The CDC said Saturday they are working with the Florida Department of Health and the FDA to investigate a dead bat that was found in a packaged salad purchased from a Walmart in Florida.
On Saturday, Fresh Express issued a recall of a limited number of cases of Organic Marketside Spring Mix that was sold to Walmart stores in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
The CDC said the deteriorated condition of the bat did not allow for them to definitively rule out whether this bat had rabies.
Officials said transmission of rabies by eating a rabid animal is extremely uncommon, and the virus does not survive very long outside of the infected animal.
In this circumstance, the risk of rabies transmission is considered to be very low, but because it isn’t zero, the two people who ate salad from the package that contained the bat were recommended to begin post-exposure rabies treatment. Both people report being in good health and neither has any signs of rabies.