[Considerations on human rabies transmitted by bats].Salud Publica Mex. 1995 Jul-Aug; 37(4):354-62.SP
The purpose of this study is to present a combined analysis of eight outbreaks of human rabies transmitted by bats in Brazil and Peru. Some factors present in many outbreaks were identified, as follows: most of the outbreaks occurred in small villages in the rural Amazonian region; there was a change of local production processes; little or no cattle was present; the houses were vulnerable; access to health services was difficult. Other information was also analyzed, for instance: attack rate; incubation period; site of the attack; occupation, sex and age of the victim. As part of the study of these recent outbreaks, a review of the bibliography on human rabies transmitted by bats was also carried out.