Vampire Bat Bites Confer Some Immunity to Rabies

Just the other day I was explaining to Griffin how rabies is almost always fatal. (He asked.) But here's new information suggesting people can develop some immunity in places where vampire bats often feed on them.

Why you want a vampire bat bite | Fox News

"Rabies has been thought of as virtually 100-percent fatal unless treated immediately, but new research shows that a small number of isolated Peruvians have natural immunity from the animal-transmitted disease.

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that one in 15 people living in the remote Amazonian region in Peru were protected without medical intervention against the virus that kills more than 55,000 people globally every year."



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