Bat Rabies in the News - One Health Commission

Bat Rabies in the News

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November 2018

 

October 2018

Oct 24
October 24
Bat Week
 

September 2018

 

August 2018

Aug 21
August 21
Person who tried to help raccoon now needs rabies vaccine

This news article is a quick read on the risk of rabies exposure when handling wildlife. The risk also applies to other mammals, including bats, which is why the One Health Commission's Bat Rabies Education Team works to send the message to 'never touch a bat'.

 

July 2018

 

June 2018

Jun 12
June 12
Oral vaccination of wildlife against rabies: opportunities and challenges in prevention and control (2004)

It is important to note that even though this is an older publication from 2004, as of 2018, no significant changes to rabies control/eradication (concerning bats at least) have been made since this publication.

 

May 2018

 

April 2018

 

March 2018

 

January 2018

Jan 15
January 15
Six Year old Florida boy dies of rabies contracted from being scratched by a bat.

The boy was scratched or bitten by a bat and became infected with the rabies virus. Two weeks later, the boy began experiencing spasms and couldn't walk, so they rushed him to the hospital.

 
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