Infectious Diseases

Bat Associated Rabies in Cattle in Honduras

The World Animal Health Information Database has listed a single case of bovine rabies attributed to bat (the affected animal had several bat bites) in Honduras. This is considered to be a continuing event and weekly reporting will be done. In response to the death of one animal from rabies, the other susceptible animals (in the herd of 84 heads of cattle) have been vaccinated.

Rabies in cattle is transmitted through the bite of the common vampire bat, Desmodus rotundas. 

Skeptic Oslerphile. Public Health Scientist and Program Manager, Translational Global Health Policy Research Cell, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Past: Scientist, Indian Council of Medical Research, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases; Senior Research Associate, Public Health Foundation of India. Interests include: Emerging Infections, Public Health, Antimicrobial Resistance, One Health and Zoonoses, Diarrheal Diseases, Medical Education, Medical History, Open Access, Healthcare Social Media and Health2.0. Opinions are my own!

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