Bats and ra­bies

go! Platteland - - BATS -

Bats are car­ri­ers of the ra­bies virus, but the only way it can be trans­ferred to hu­mans is through a bite or a scratch. (The bat’s saliva would need to come into con­tact with the hu­man’s mu­cous mem­branes.) The ra­bies virus can­not be caught by hav­ing a bat “fly into your hair”, or from merely touch­ing a bat or bat guano.

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