A 12th confirmed case of rabies has been reported in Durham County after a bat tested positive at the state lab of public health.
In this most recent case, an officer with the Sheriff's Animal Services division responded to a residence in the 4500 block of Ryan Street on Nov. 16 after a homeowner called to report she had discovered a bat in her home.
The officer captured the bat and sent it to the public health laboratory for rabies testing.
This is the 12th confirmed case of rabies in Durham.
Previous rabies incidents Include:
Sheriff's deputies have sent 128 animals to the state laboratory for rabies testing in 2013. Animals sent for testing include dogs, cats, bats, foxes, opossums, rabbits, squirrels and raccoons. There were no confirmed rabies cases in Durham County in 2012.