Human depredation by vampire bats (Desmodus rotundus) following a hog cholera campaign

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Human depredation by vampire bats (Desmodus rotundus) following a hog cholera campaign
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The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Creator:
McCarthy, Timothy J.
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The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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English

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Desmodus Rotundus ( local )
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serial ( sobekcm )

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Hog cholera control efforts in Belize in 1975 included the slaughter of village pigs, a primary food source for the vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus). The bats then fed on secondary food sources, including humans. In 1 village, 22% of the families interviewed were exposed to attacks: 17 children and 2 adults were bit. Human depredation was not continuous as Desmodus located other hosts.
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The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 40, no. 3 (1989-03-01).

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