News State Queensland Two teens found over bat lyssavirus fears

Two teens found over bat lyssavirus fears

Thousands of bats in the sky in Charter Towers last night.
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Queensland authorities have located two teenagers who handled a bat infected with the deadly lyssavirus.

The 14-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl dropped a sick bat into a police beat at Kippa-Ring, north of Brisbane, on Tuesday morning.

Queensland Health says the pair were found earlier last night in good health and do not require medical treatment.

A police officer who was scratched by the bat did require treatment.