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Do bat bites swell like a mosquito bite?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
Rabies concern: If you were bitten by a bat you need to see a doctor. Bats can carry rabies. Call doctor today.
Answered on Sep 8, 2013

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