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Vampire Bats

A vampire bat. Photo: University of Michigan

Vampire Bat Study May Lead To Better Rabies Control Strategies

A new study of rabies in vampire bats in Peru has found that culling bats — a common rabies control strategy — does not reduce rates of rabies exposure in bat colonies, and may even be counterproductive. The findings may eventually help public officials in Peru develop more effective methods for preventing rabies infections in humans and livestock.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/13/2012

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