CDC's Notes from the Field: Three Human Rabies Deaths Attributed to Bat Exposures — United States, August 2021.

CDC's Notes from the Field: Three Human Rabies Deaths Attributed to Bat Exposures — United States, August 2021.

01/07/2022

" One patient submitted the bat responsible for exposure for testing but refused PEP, despite the bat testing positive for rabies virus, due to a long-standing fear of vaccines. The other two patients did not realize the risk for rabies from their exposures, either because they did not notice a bite or scratch or did not recognize bats as a potential source of rabies. "

Kunkel A, Minhaj FS, Whitehill F, et al. Notes from the Field: Three Human Rabies Deaths Attributed to Bat Exposures — United States, August 2021. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2022;71:31–32. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7101a5

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