Eco-Damage Triggers Pre-Halloween Rabid Vampire Bat Attack

October 28th, 2005 | mobilesignals

As reported on ProMED by Dr. Luciano Goldani:

Hematophagous (vampire) bats are proliferating because of forest devastation in the state of Maranhao, northeastern Brazil. 20 cases of fatal rabies have been clinically documented. The population in the area is protecting their houses with wire nets to prevent bat bites.

(Thanks to Conrad)

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