August 3, 2012

Bat Bites Might Prevent Rabies

Marissa Fessenden, Scientific American


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Rabies, the disease that drives infected victims wild, is almost always fatal once it reaches the brain. A new finding from two remote communities in the Peruvian Amazon may reveal a chink in the virus's armor. Scientists have tested six native people there who have never received a vaccination yet appear to have developed natural antibodies to the virus.

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TAGGED: Virus, Bats, Rabies