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Rabies transmitted by vampire bats to humans: an emerging zoonotic disease in Latin America?
Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2009 Mar; 25(3):260-9.RP

Abstract

Human rabies transmitted by vampire bats reached new heights in Latin America in 2005. A total of 55 human cases were reported in several outbreaks, 41 of them in the Amazon region of Brazil. Peru and Brazil had the highest number of reported cases from 1975 to 2006. In Peru, outbreaks involving more than 20 cases of bat-transmitted human rabies were reported during the 1980s and 1990s. During this period, a smaller number of cases were reported from outbreaks in Brazil. A comparison of data from field studies conducted in Brazil in 2005 with those from the previous decade suggests similar bat-bite situations at the local level. The objective of this study was to review the epidemiological situation and, on the basis of this information, discuss possible factors associated with the outbreaks. Prevention and control measures already recommended for dealing with this problem are also reviewed, and some further suggestions are provided.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Veterinary Public Health and Zoonoses, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, Washington, DC 20037-2895, United States of America. schneidc@paho.orgNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19454154

Citation

Schneider, Maria Cristina, et al. "Rabies Transmitted By Vampire Bats to Humans: an Emerging Zoonotic Disease in Latin America?" Revista Panamericana De Salud Publica = Pan American Journal of Public Health, vol. 25, no. 3, 2009, pp. 260-9.
Schneider MC, Romijn PC, Uieda W, et al. Rabies transmitted by vampire bats to humans: an emerging zoonotic disease in Latin America? Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2009;25(3):260-9.
Schneider, M. C., Romijn, P. C., Uieda, W., Tamayo, H., da Silva, D. F., Belotto, A., da Silva, J. B., & Leanes, L. F. (2009). Rabies transmitted by vampire bats to humans: an emerging zoonotic disease in Latin America? Revista Panamericana De Salud Publica = Pan American Journal of Public Health, 25(3), 260-9.
Schneider MC, et al. Rabies Transmitted By Vampire Bats to Humans: an Emerging Zoonotic Disease in Latin America. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2009;25(3):260-9. PubMed PMID: 19454154.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Rabies transmitted by vampire bats to humans: an emerging zoonotic disease in Latin America? AU - Schneider,Maria Cristina, AU - Romijn,Phyllis Catharina, AU - Uieda,Wilson, AU - Tamayo,Hugo, AU - da Silva,Daniela Fernandes, AU - Belotto,Albino, AU - da Silva,Jarbas Barbosa, AU - Leanes,Luis Fernando, PY - 2009/5/21/entrez PY - 2009/5/21/pubmed PY - 2009/8/8/medline SP - 260 EP - 9 JF - Revista panamericana de salud publica = Pan American journal of public health JO - Rev Panam Salud Publica VL - 25 IS - 3 N2 - Human rabies transmitted by vampire bats reached new heights in Latin America in 2005. A total of 55 human cases were reported in several outbreaks, 41 of them in the Amazon region of Brazil. Peru and Brazil had the highest number of reported cases from 1975 to 2006. In Peru, outbreaks involving more than 20 cases of bat-transmitted human rabies were reported during the 1980s and 1990s. During this period, a smaller number of cases were reported from outbreaks in Brazil. A comparison of data from field studies conducted in Brazil in 2005 with those from the previous decade suggests similar bat-bite situations at the local level. The objective of this study was to review the epidemiological situation and, on the basis of this information, discuss possible factors associated with the outbreaks. Prevention and control measures already recommended for dealing with this problem are also reviewed, and some further suggestions are provided. SN - 1020-4989 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19454154/Rabies_transmitted_by_vampire_bats_to_humans:_an_emerging_zoonotic_disease_in_Latin_America L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/6131 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -