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Transmission of Rabies in Human and Role of Bats: A Review

Author Affiliations

  • 1 AICRP on Post Harvest Technology (ICAR), Department of Fish Processing Technology, Faculty of Fishery Sciences, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, 5, Budherhat Road, P.O. Panchasayar, Chakgaria, Kolkata - 700 094, WB, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., Volume 1, Issue (5), Pages 22-23, June,28 (2013)


Vampire bats have been reported to be responsible for transmission of rabies among human beings and domesticated livestock through bite wound. They are mainly found in South America.


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