Title

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

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The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Publication Date

March 1989

Abstract

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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Desmodus Rotundus

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Desmodus Rotundus

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Serial publications

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SFS0069820_00001

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