Bats are feeding on human blood in Brazil
Blood humans may be serving as food for bats. A group of researchers discovered a large vampire bat, weighing 22 g and measuring 8 cm, which used to feed on native birds, but then suck blood from humans at night due to the fact that the population has invaded the territory of them.
The scientists analyzed faeces of vampire bats from the Catimbau National Park, in Pernambuco, in order to verify the changes in feeding habits of the animals.
The results of the analyzes in the feces showed fragments of DNA both chickens how much human blood, indicating that the animals changed their customs. "They are adapting to the environment and exploiting new resources," researcher Enrico Bernard told the scientific journal Acta Chiropterologica, where the study was published.
The way bats attack the population is still unknown, but researchers suspect that they are entering rooms through holes in homes or biting people sleeping outside in hammocks. According to previous research, in 2005 more than 1,300 people contracted rabies, and subsequently 23 died of the disease after one year. series of bat attacks in Brazil, probably caused by deforestation.
Is rabies a deadly viral infection transmitted to humans from the saliva of infected animals? usually by a bite. If it is bitten it is necessary to immediately seek an emergency room to receive the necessary treatment. If there is a risk of rabies, the person will receive a series of preventive vaccines given in five doses for 28 days. See the causes and animals that can transmit the anger.
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