Three species of bats A) Eptesicus fuscus (great brown bat), B) Lasionycteris noctivagans (silver hair bat), and C) Tadarida brasiliensis (Free Mexican bat) involved in three U.S. criminal cases reported last year.Picture: CDC: Photo A / unknown patient; Figure B / Mark Mayfield; Photo C / Stephen Gergeni
Rabies was a serious disease in the US last year, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found, andat least five dead people from viral infections in 2021. Rabies can spread to humans from animals that are infected and always kill without speed drug after exposure.
CDC he tells Associated Press late Thursday night that five violent cases were reported in 2021. cases were detailed in a new report and CDC scientists and local health officials release Friday. Three of them The deaths affected people who contracted rabies in August, all as a result of contact with them bats.
Another time, already covered and Gizmodo, an 80-year-old man Illinois grabbed the bat that bit him and handed it over for testing, which confirmed the existence of rabies. But he refused self-defense measures a rabies vaccine along with antibodies given. At the time, the reason for the man’s refusal was not known, but new A CDC report says he had mentioned fears of a vaccine. About a month later, she began experiencing symptoms of rabies such as neck pain, paralysis, mood swings, and inability to swallow, and she died recently. He was the first to die of rabies in the state for nearly 70 years.
Wina death concerned a boy in Texas, who was hospitalized in November after encountering a bat. In the third case, a man in Idaho did not realize the importance of receiving antiretroviral treatment when exposed to bats bbecause he believed him had never been little or scratch.
Rabies is a serious viral infection that affects the brain and spinal cord. According to the diagnostic method, it can take weeks or months for symptoms to develop, and in the meantime, post-exposure prophylaxis can prevent illness and death. When people get sick, however, it is less likely, with them cases are almost always fatal. Although in demand in many parts of the world, due to animal husbandry and dog vaccination programs, many wildlife mammals carrying the virus, including bats. About one or three people with rabies are reported each year in the US today, and the total for 2021 is higher true since 2011.
Sadly, one of them The death affected the person who received the treatment after the presentation but did not respond due to complications whose immune system was not documented, according to the AP. The fifth death was that of a man who was bitten by a dog while on a trip to the Philippines and later died in New York.
Contrary to many people’s beliefs, bats do not carry rabies, and only a few believe that they have it at any time (although there are fiction to prevent bats from contracting rabies like other animals die with them). But the CDC report The authors note that approximately 60,000 Americans seek treatment for rabies each year, and that about two thirds of these bats are also infected.
Even rabies residues a rare problem in the US, report he writes some smart ways can be done to keep cutting risk. People need to know that bats can carry rabies and avoid contact with it, the authors say, and if they encounter bats, they should try to catch them for testing. Humans should also be promptly monitored for treatment in the presence of bats or wildlife, and should be treatment if rabies cannot be cured.
Unfortunately, even these drugs are life-saving, they can save lives very expensive, which costs a lot of money even with insurance.