IU student bitten by rabid bat

March 27, 2012

An Indiana University student bitten by a rabid bat while he slept in his Bloomington dorm room is receiving rabies shots. The student, his roommate and a pest control worker who transported the bat also are receiving the 14-day regimen of shots. IU spokesman Mark Land said the student was bitten on a hand Wednesday and shook the bat off in a hallway. The bat was recovered by the pest control worker and tested positive for rabies.