First Vampire Bat Bite Death In U.s. Reported

In case you needed any proof that vampires aren’t nearly as sexy as Pam on “True Blood,” the United States has now recorded its first death from a vampire bat bite.

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  • First vampire bat bite death in U.S. reported
    The United States has now recorded its first death from a vampire bat bite, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On July 29, 2010, a young Mexican migrant showed up to work at a Louisiana sugar cane plantation. He worked one day and ...
    11/8/2011 - 9:39 am | View Link
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  • How Much Should You Worry About Death By Vampire Bat Bite?
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  • Death from vampire bats: A growing trend?
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  • Teen Dies of Rabies After Getting Bitten by Vampire Bat in Mexico
    "I finally got it out, and we saw that it was a bat," said Giroux, 27. "I wasn't sure if it had bitten me because there weren't really any bite marks ... the first person on U.S. soil to die from rabies after getting bit by a vampire bat.
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  • Signs of a Bat Bite | eHow
    Signs of a Bat Bite. Bat bites typically appear as two small puncture wounds, approximately one centimeter apart depending on the specie of bat, and can occur so ...
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