Local, state officials pay for rabies treatment after woman bitten by bat near downtown Houston (via CW39 NewsFix)

HOUSTON€” Officials within the city and state health departments have collaborated to absorb the cost for all treatments needed to vaccinate a woman after she was bitten by a rabid bat last week in downtown Houston.

Katie Koenig said a bat bit her hand on July 13 while she was in a Dowtown parking garage. Later, the same bat tested positive for rabies. Koenig said she does not have health insurance and could not afford any of the treatments, which cost around $4,000.

Source: CW39 NewsFix