Skip to comments.Experts sound global alert over deadly bat virus
Posted on 03/21/2013 2:47:40 PM PDT by muawiyah
AFP - Experts on infectious diseases Thursday warned people to stay away from bats worldwide after the recent death of an eight-year-old boy bitten in Australia.
The boy last month became the third person in the country to die of Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV), for which there is no effective treatment.
Doctors Joshua Francis and Clare Nourse of Brisbane's Mater Children's Hospital warned an infectious diseases conference that human-to-human transmission of the virus may be possible.
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There are so many moonbats about these days, this is a real concern.
Oh no, what female will be the lucky bat on this thread?
I think it is passed time for an assault bat ban. I mean, if it saves the life of one child, wouldn’t it be worth it?
Yes, it sure is ~ and think of the capacity of those bat-caves ~ millions of them in there ~ cut that down to 7 bats, tops!
To sound that global alert, do they use a bat signal?
After being bitten the only symptom I had was a new curious attraction to goth chicks....
Sadly, the main method for transferring this fungus from colony to colony is humans. Spelunkers were unintentionally walking through bat guano containing the fungus and then transferring it to other caves, where it would infect more bats.
Mammoth Cave has taken the precaution of putting out trays of a water-bleach mix that all guests have to walk through before and after they go on a tour.
The Avian flu never really developed into a human health hazard.
Maybe this bat flu will. It could.
Health organizations need some health scare to bring in the bucks from the politicians.
After all, that bat flu has already killed 3 people in Australia.
ABC news was telling us last month after only 2 kids were dead that 'there is no treatment for the disease, which results in paralysis, delirium, convulsions and death.'
Those are obviously the symptoms of the problem sweeping through the ranks of the GunGrabbers in the Senate ~ particularly the Delirium part!
just a batty ping to you
"What are you, some kinda prevert?"
Many of these plagues have very long cycles and depend on so many factors they don't spike until everything is just right ~ currently we are just coming out of another episode of the recurring solar driven 80/85 year drought cycle ~ that affects both hemispheres ~ although in different ways.
The hanta virus plagues in North America have always followed the big droughts. Airborn rabies just takes the cake.
From the article, human to human spread is, at least, not that easy as the boy’s family didn’t come down with it. It isn’t indicated that the bats become more aggressive like with rabies. So, it’s not yet a likely pandemic.
But the warning about playing with the bats is wise ~ if you don’t want this to become an epidemic.
Where’s the guy with the “Oh no, not this S**t again” graphic?
You aren’t likely to see me getting up close and personal with a bat. Our favorite restaurant in Chaing Mai is near the mountains which have many caves that disgorge several billion bats every night. The restaurant has a pond and you will see dozens of bat skimming and dive bombing the water after insects. It’s quite a sight.