Outbreaks of attacks by hematophagous bats in isolated riverine communities in the Brazilian Amazon: a challenge to rabies control.

@article{CarvalhoCosta2012OutbreaksOA,
  title={Outbreaks of attacks by hematophagous bats in isolated riverine communities in the Brazilian Amazon: a challenge to rabies control.},
  author={Filipe An{\'i}bal Carvalho-Costa and Vladimir Luna Tedesqui and M de Jesus Nascimento Monteiro and M{\'a}rcio Neves B{\'o}ia},
  journal={Zoonoses and public health},
  year={2012},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={272-7}
}
Human rabies has re-emerged in Latin America due to bat associated transmission. We present data related to attacks by hematophagous bats in three riverine communities in the Rio Negro basin, Brazilian Amazon. A cross-sectional survey was carried out to obtain demographic and epidemiological data through interviews with 201 inhabitants. A total of 721 bat… CONTINUE READING