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  1. Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding rabies and exposure to bats in two rural communities in Guatemala

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    | Contributor(s):: David Moran, Patricia Juliao, Danilo Alvarez, Kim A Lindblade, James A Ellison, Amy T Gilbert, Brett Petersen, Charles Rupprecht, Sergio Recuenco

    Background Rabies is a fatal encephalitis caused by rabies virus, of the genus Lyssavirus. The principal reservoir for rabies in Latin America is the common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus), which feeds routinely on the blood of cattle, and when livestock are scarce, may prey on...

  2. Viral Zoonoses That Fly with Bats: A Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Alfonso Calderon, Camilo Guzman, Jorge Salazar-Bravo, Luiz Tadeu Figueiredo, Salim Mattar, German Arrieta

    Emerging infectious diseases are a growing threat to human health and a great challenge for global medical attention systems. Governmental agencies in tropical regions with abundant zoonotic pathogens should implement an active vigilance/monitoring model in bat reservoir populations because of...

  3. Modeling The Zoonotic Transmission Dynamics Of Nipah Virus: Implications For Outbreak Control And Model-Guided Fieldwork

    | Contributor(s):: Natasha Wenzel

    Introduction: Nipah virus is considered a biosafety level-4 pathogen that is endemic to bats of the genus Pteropus. Infection in humans presents clinically as febrile encephalitis with an extremely high case-fatality rate (78.2%). Outbreaks of Nipah virus infection have occurred in Bangladesh and...

  4. Bats and Rabies in Utah

    | Contributor(s):: Nicki Frey

    This fact sheet describes the 10 species of bats found in Utah, what to do if you are bitten and how to avoid contracting diseases from them.

  5. Bats, bananas and bugs: Rob Mies at TEDxDetroit

    | Contributor(s):: Rob Mies

    Bats are one of the animals we rely on to keep us healthy, but how? In this talk, Rob Mies shares why we need to keep bats around and how saving bats can be fun, simple and social. Plus, Rob brings live bats on stage including a Malayan Flying Fox, the largest species of bat in the world with a...

  6. Embodying evil and bad luck. Stray notes on the folklore of bats in southwest Asia

    | Contributor(s):: Frembgen, Jürgen Wasim

  7. Less common house pets

    | Contributor(s):: Chomel, B. B., Schlossberg, D.

    This chapter focuses on the major health threats associated with exposure of humans to less common house pets. The viral, bacterial, parasitic and mycotic zoonoses transmitted by pet rabbits, rodents, reptiles, amphibians, ornamental aquarium fish, ferrets, bats and nonhuman primates are...

  8. Characteristics of urban constructions occupied by bats

    | Contributor(s):: Robin Vander Pol, Kenneth Wilkins (adviser)

    Certain bat species like Myotis velifer (cave myotis), Pipistrellus subflavus (eastern pipistrelle), and Tadarida brasiliensis (Mexican free-tailed) of Waco, Texas roost in buildings, sometimes even when more natural roosting structures are available. However, not much research has been done...

  9. A framework for the study of zoonotic disease emergence and its drivers: spillover of bat pathogens as a case study

    | Contributor(s):: James L. N. Wood, Melissa Leach, Linda Waldman, Hayley MacGregor, Anthony R. Fooks, Kate E. Jones, Olivier Restif, Dina Dechmann, David T. S. Hayman, Kate S. Baker, Alison J. Peel, Alexandra O. Kamins, Jakob Fahr, Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu, Richard Suu-Ire, Robert F. Breiman, Jonathan H. Epstein, Hume E. Field, Andrew A. Cunningham

    Many serious emerging zoonotic infections have recently arisen from bats, including Ebola, Marburg, SARS-coronavirus, Hendra, Nipah, and a number of rabies and rabies-related viruses, consistent with the overall observation that wildlife are an important source of emerging zoonoses for the human...

  10. Attitudes toward animals: a study of Portuguese children

    | Contributor(s):: Almeida, A., Vasconcelos, C., Strecht-Ribeiro, O.

    In this study we analyzed the attitudes toward different animals in 210 Portuguese children: 107 boys and 103 girls, aged between 8 and 10 years, attending the 3rd and 4th years of primary school. We used a questionnaire with two distinct parts. In the first part, the children were asked about...

  11. Observations on bats at Badlands National Park, South Dakota

    | Contributor(s):: Michael A. Bogan, Jeffrey G. Osborne, Jennifer A. Clarke

    During the summers of 1992 and 1993, we conducted a survey of bats at Badlands National Park, South Dakota. Using mist nets, we captured bats and recorded species, sex, age class, and reproductive condition for each individual netted. We recorded five species, Myotis ciliolabrnm (n = 198), M....

  12. Development of frequency modulated vocalizations in big brown bat pups

    | Contributor(s):: Heather W. Mayberry, Dr. Paul A. Faure (adviser)

    Developing bat pups produce distinct vocalizations called isolation calls (I‐calls) that serve to attract the bat's mother. Mothers use spatial memory, auditory and olfactory cues to reunite with their offspring. Because I‐calls are unique to individual pups, vocalizations are crucial for the...

  13. Further evidence for the post-release survival of hand-reared, orphaned bats based on radio-tracking and ring-return data

    | Contributor(s):: Kelly, A., Goodwin, S., Grogan, A., Mathews, F.

  14. Nursing females are more prone to heat stress: demography matters when managing flying-foxes for climate change

    | Contributor(s):: Snoyman, S., Munich, J., Brown, C.

  15. The post-release fate of hand-reared orphaned bats: survival and habitat selection

    | Contributor(s):: Serangeli, M. T., Cistrone, L., Ancillotto, L., Tomassini, A., Russo, D.

  16. Animal bites

    | Contributor(s):: Patronek, Gary J., Slavinski, Sally A.

  17. Why own an exotic pet?

    | Contributor(s):: Moutou, F., Pastoret, P. P.

  18. Megachiropteran bats (pteropus) utilize human referential stimuli to locate hidden food

    | Contributor(s):: Hall, Nathaniel J., Udell, Monique A. R., Dorey, Nicole R., Walsh, Allyson L., Wynne, Clive D. L.

  19. 'Disgusting' animals: Primary school children's attitudes and myths of bats and spiders

    | Contributor(s):: Prokop, Pavol, Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale

  20. Case reports on defensive behaviour in equine and bovine subjects in response to vocalization of the common vampire bat ( Desmodus rotundus )

    | Contributor(s):: Delpietro, H. A.

    Field observations showed that cattle and horses reacted defensively on hearing the vocalization of the common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus) in their locality. The animals generally moved away from the place where the bats were heard, breaking up the group and dispersing to open areas of the...