(WFSA/CNN/Meredith) -- A daycare in Alabama is voluntarily shutting down to deal with a bat infestation, and the state is recommending all students get a rabies vaccine immediately.

State health officials say there is no evidence the bats have bitten any kids at Turner's Learning Center in Union Springs, about an hour southeast of Montgomery.

More than 50 kids are enrolled there.

WFSA reports the center has been infested with bats for at least three weeks, and two dead bats were found in the hallway on the first floor.

“I just wanted my parents to know that we have voluntarily cooperated with the health department, DHR and all of the above to correct the situation with the bat issue,” daycare owner Brenda Hill said.

The state's public health veterinarian praised the owner for closing.

She said there will be a clean-up process, then a state health department inspection, before it will reopen.

The state strongly recommends parents of the kids enrolled there to vaccinate their kids against rabies immediately -- a treatment that can cost nearly $10,000.

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