Updated 7:46 am PDT, Saturday, April 20, 2019 In this Thursday, April 4, 2019 photo, Deb Arends poses at her home in Lincoln, Neb. Deb Arends knows a lot about bats. She knows that a single bat can eat a thousand mosquitoes in an hour, that they eat the mosquitoes in flight. She knows bats have to drop to fly, which is why they hang on to the side of the house, getting ready to drop and fly. And Arends knows exactly how it feels to wake up with a bat in your bed. (Gwyneth Roberts/Lincoln Journal Star via AP) less In this Thursday, April 4, 2019 photo, Deb Arends poses at her home in Lincoln, Neb. Deb Arends knows a lot about bats. She knows that a single bat can eat a thousand mosquitoes in an hour, that they eat the ... more Photo: GWYNETH ROBERTS, AP Photo: GWYNETH ROBERTS, AP Image 1 of / … [Read more...] about Lincoln woman recalls experience of finding bat in her home
Which bats carry rabies
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Health | Deadly Ebola Virus Is Found in Liberian Bat, Researchers Say Supported by Long a suspected source of the virus, bats had not been confirmed as carriers of the lethal disease before. The discovery could help scientists learn more about how the virus infects humans. ByDenise Grady Jan. 24, 2019 For the first time, the type of deadly Ebola virus responsible for recent epidemics in West and Central Africa has been found in a bat, Liberian health officials announced on Thursday. Scientists have long suspected that bats were a natural host of Ebola and a source of some human infections, but until now they had not found any bats that harbored the epidemic species, known as Zaire ebolavirus. Although the bat was found in Liberia, the country has not had any human cases of Ebola since 2016, and the bat was not … [Read more...] about Deadly Ebola Virus Is Found in Liberian Bat, Researchers Say
RABIES is a rare but serious infection of the brain and nerves, and is often caught from a bite or scratch by an infected animal. Here’s the lowdown on this deadly illness. What is rabies? Rabies is a serious infection of the brain and nervous system. It is caught when a human is bitten or scratched by an infected animal – often a dog. The infection is rife worldwide, predominantly found in Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. In the UK, it is not found anywhere except in a small number of wild bats. Once symptoms develop, the illness is almost always fatal. However, treatment before symptoms develop can be effective. There are vaccines available for those who are considered at risk of contracting it. How do you catch rabies? All mammals (including monkeys) can carry rabies, but it's most common in: dogs bats raccoons foxes jackals cats mongooses They can spread the infection if they bite or scratch you. In rare cases, you can also catch it an infected animal … [Read more...] about What are the first symptoms of rabies in humans? Can you be vaccinated, how is it caught and what is the treatment?
A USDA helicopter takes off Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, from Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport's Lovell Field in Chattanooga, Tenn., to distribute baited packets of rabies vaccine. The USDA is spending several days dropping bait-coated packets of rabies vaccine from a helicopter across Hamilton and Bradley Counties to combat rabies in raccoons. A USDA helicopter takes off Tuesday, Oct. 22,... Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press. RABIES FACTS Any mammal can get rabies. The most common wild reservoirs of rabies are raccoons, skunks, bats, foxes and coyotes. Domestic mammals like cats, cattle and dogs are the most frequently reported household animals to get rabies.The rabies virus is transmitted through saliva or brain or nervous system tissue. Rabies can be contracted only by coming in contact with these specific bodily excretions and tissues.If exposed, wash wounds immediately with soap and water. If attacked by an animal see a doctor, who will decide if a … [Read more...] about Rabies vaccine baits to be dropped across region in coming weeks
BIG game hunting is a controversial subject with many people condemning the practice. While common, it gained widespread publicity in 2015 after dentist Walter Palmer slaughtered Cecil the lion, who was part of a University of Oxford study. In which countries is big game hunting legal? Hunting is legal in many countries around the world, including Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia. Most big game hunting takes place in Africa, with top destinations including including Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania. Website Diana Hunting, which offers hunting tours, says: “Big Game - is for many the very essence of hunting in Africa. “Big Game does not just mean big animals, but big challenges and experiences. “Generally speaking it is only in the areas where hunting outfitters operate that the increasing levels of poaching have been brought under control, which elsewhere have grown alarmingly, especially with regard to elephants, over recent years. … [Read more...] about In which countries is big game hunting legal and what dangerous wild animals do people hunt and how much do they pay?