March 15, 2013 A Maryland man who recently died had received a kidney transplant. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it has determined that the donor had rabies and that the disease was transmitted to the Maryland man. Three other organ recipients are now receiving anti-rabies shots.
Vampire bats are common in Central and South America, where they feed on livestock and sometimes people.
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August 1, 2012 Challenging the view that rabies is always fatal, scientists have discoverd a group of Peruvians who show signs of surviving rabies from vampire bats, despite never being vaccinated for the virus. The findings suggest that some people may become resistant to rabies after they're exposed to it over time.
Is this the flight to Hartsfield?
April 12, 2012 A bat got loose in the cabin of a Delta flight bound for Atlanta from Wisconsin last summer. After the plane returned to the airport, the bat escaped. Public health workers scrambled to find the passengers and make sure they hadn't been exposed to rabies.
Around the world, bites from dogs infected with rabies are the most common way for humans to become infected.
September 28, 2011 It's World Rabies Day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests a celebration to learn about how to prevent the spread of the fatal disease.
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