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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  • Death from vampire bats: A growing trend?
    These bats live in Latin America, not the U.S., but officials learned the man had been bitten in his hometown in Mexico, 10 days before arriving in Louisiana. This was the first human death from a vampire bat bite ever recorded in the U.S. Rabies cases in ...
    08/16/2011 - 3:23 pm | View Link
  • How Much Should You Worry About Death By Vampire Bat Bite?
    The U.S. has experienced its very first death by vampire bat bite. But far from being a moment to celebrate ... back in the 1900s.) If you are bitten by a vampire bat, you should get checked out right away, because rabies can be treated before symptoms ...
    08/16/2011 - 2:33 am | View Link
  • First U.S. Death by Vampire Bat: Should We Worry?
    wasn't actually bitten in the U.S.; he was bitten in Michoacán, Mexico, and died a few weeks later during a trip to Louisiana (this all happened last August). Also, he didn't die from the bite itself, but from the rabies virus that the bat infected him with.
    08/12/2011 - 5:52 pm | View Link
  • First U.S. Death by Vampire Bat: Should We Worry?
    Earlier today (Aug. 12), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first known case of a person dying in the United States as a result of a vampire bat bite. Which raises ... wasn't actually bitten in the U.S.; he was bitten in Michoacán ...
    08/12/2011 - 10:42 am | View Link
  • First U.S. Death by Vampire Bat: Should We Worry?
    wasn't actually bitten in the U.S.; he was bitten in Michoacán, Mexico, and died a few weeks later during a trip to Louisiana (this all happened last August). Also, he didn't die from the bite itself, but from the rabies virus that the bat infected him with.
    08/12/2011 - 9:52 am | View Link
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