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WHO Collaborating Centre for Rabies Surveillance & Research

Tragic death of an US citizen due to bat mediated rabies

Tuesday, October 5, 2021


A few days ago a man in his 80s died of bat mediated rabies in Illinois, USA, after he woke up to a bat on his neck in mid-August. Although the bat tested positive for rabies, incomprehensively the man declined any form of post-exposure prophylaxis.

Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2021/09/29/illinois-rabies-bat/

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