Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Site Notices
9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/2/2005 8:48:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 8:50:48 AM EDT by Ring]
US bats eat bugs.. so how do they get the rabies to start?

www.wftv.com/news/4798187/detail.html
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 8:59:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ring:
US bats eat bugs.. so how do they get the rabies to start?

www.wftv.com/news/4798187/detail.html



Good question. The reasons bats often carry is is because rabies is a very hot virus!!!! They often roost in close quarters and the virus is consistently jump through bat poulations.

How that all got started is beyond me.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 9:03:26 AM EDT
Semi Hijack.

Bats also carry bedbugs. We bought a house and have found a couple of bedbugs in the windowsill right below where about 25 bats are roosting. No carpet, clothes, or furniture in that room though, so I am going to wait until winter to seal up the roosting spot.



Link Posted: 8/2/2005 9:03:59 AM EDT
Good question, I have never have been given a good explanation on how they get it either.
"Inquiring minds want to know"
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 9:04:41 AM EDT
They eat masquitoes that have bitten animals with rabies.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 9:09:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ArmorerKrug:
They eat masquitoes that have bitten animals with rabies.



then we would get rabies from that same masquito if bit... and i have never seen that
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 9:12:52 AM EDT
They come installed in them from the factory
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 9:13:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ring:
US bats eat bugs.. so how do they get the rabies to start?

www.wftv.com/news/4798187/detail.html



From my understanding, it's a viral disease
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 9:17:37 AM EDT
Rabies is transmitted through direct contact with the saliva of an infected animal.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 9:28:32 AM EDT
The Rabies Virus is usually transmitted via saliva contact during a bite. Bats ‘Groom’ each other, transferring the Virus around the Colony.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 9:34:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wraith:
The Rabies Virus is usually transmitted via saliva contact during a bite. Bats ‘Groom’ each other, transferring the Virus around the Colony.



Makes sense to me.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 10:07:50 AM EDT
Bats get rabies the same way any other animal does, through exposure to another rabid mammal. But unlike most other mammals, if you encounter a bat, chances are there’s something wrong with it.

The incidence of rabies among bats is no higher than other animals but, unless you’re a spelunker, any bat you encounter probably is behaving abnormally. And abnormal behavior is one of the indicators of rabies infection.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 10:09:16 AM EDT
Unprotected sex.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 10:37:05 AM EDT

Bats get rabies the same way any other animal does, through exposure to another rabid mammal


right, but that threw blood or a bite... since they eat bugs, how do they get it?
Top Top