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      Bats seen inside Orangeburg hospital

      ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - Bats have been seen in a hospital in Orangeburg.

      Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Jane Carson said the bats were seen in the hospital over the weekend, but no injuries or bites have been reported among patients, employees or visitors.

      Carson says the bats likely got into the hospital during a recent roofing project. She says the hospital is trying to get rid of them, but state and federal laws protecting bats limits what they can do to them.

      Officials say the hospital is operating normally.

      The state Department of Health and Environmental Control is also investigating the bat sightings.

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