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Want to survive rabies? Ask a vampire bat to bite you

Mike56 2012/08/02 16:26:13


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.


Their trick: Vampire bats exposed the remote Peruvians to enough of the rabies virus to confer resistance, but not enough to kill them.

Read More: http://news.yahoo.com/vampire-bat-bites-help-shiel...

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  • mikeeonly 2012/08/06 05:52:26
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    no thanks,they are scary creatures
  • Mike56 mikeeonly 2012/08/06 09:54:52 (edited)
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    but the illness is scarier
  • Little Miss Monster 2012/08/02 18:35:31
    Little Miss Monster
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    It sounded interesting and cool until in the article is says that having antibodies for rabies might not make the people of Peru that much more protected that someone who does not. What is interesting, however, is that they have developed antibodies without having been vaccinated previously. That is seriously cool.
  • Sister Jean 2012/08/02 16:44:54
    Sister Jean
    creepy
  • JustMe 2012/08/02 16:30:29
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    Once again nature comes through

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