The Atlantic County Division of Public Health has confirmed that a bat has tested positive for the rabies virus.

The bat was found at a home in Somers Point on Massachusetts Avenue. The owners of the residence noticed two of their cats fighting with the bat. Local Animal Officials trapped the bat and quickly removed it from the property. There have been 5 reported cases of rabies this year form the Division of Public Health for Atlantic County.  Click here for more info on rabies and the signs and symptoms of the virus.