An elderly man emerged the victor in a potentially deadly tussle with a rabid fox in Brunswick, Maine last Monday, June 25. The 95-year-old used a wooden plank to beat the animal to death.
Bobcats tend to be shy and avoid humans, but these animals can be dangerous as evidenced by a recent attack of a rabid animal on a woman in Georgia. Fortunately, DeDe Phillips was able to strangle the bobcat to death.
The unnamed customers have already eaten some of the salad when they noticed the dead bat.
Vampire bats have a penchant for the blood of wild pigs, and it could have disastrous effects throughout Brazil.
The rare Ethiopian wolves that are dwindling in numbers due to rabies now has the possibility to be saved through vaccines.
French physicians identified a case of the deadliest disease in the world, rabies, in one unfortunate patient earlier this year. Before it was even realized what he had, 158 healthcare workers had been exposed to the deadly virus. Now, experts are calling this a strong reminder that rabies is very real, even in countries that take the proper precautions.
Rabies has always been seen as something of an enigma in the healthcare world. An uncommon disease, rabies has all but disappeared in developed worlds. However, its capacity to quickly and mercilessly kill its victims - even those treated with modern medicines - has made it seen as the deadliest disease in the known world. Now new data has revealed that it's not nearly as uncommon as thought, killing a stunning 160 people every single day.
Researchers have recently discovered what looks to be the exotic mechanism that allows the Ebola virus to replicate in its host, spreading to the point that it becomes a deadly infection. Understanding this could open up new treatment options that help victims of measles and even rabies as well.