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ID#:21852
Description:Caption:
This image depicts member of a Mexican cattle herd that exhibited white, crusty exudate on its neck, emanating from a number of sites where vampire bats had fed on the steer’s blood. The taxonomic identity of the bats was not available.
Additional Information:
“Rabid bats have been documented in all 49 continental states. Hawaii is rabies-free. Bats are increasingly implicated as important wildlife reservoirs for variants of rabies virus transmitted to humans.”

For more on bats as a vector for the rabies virus, see the link below.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Keith Sikes
Creation Date:1967
Photo Credit:
Links:CDC – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP); Rabies: Bats
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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