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Experts sound global alert over deadly bat virus
FRANCE 24 International News ^ | 21 March 2013 | AFP

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at france24.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bats; dead; humantohuman; virus
Stay Away From Bats ~ you may die from Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV)
1 posted on 03/21/2013 2:47:40 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

There are so many moonbats about these days, this is a real concern.


2 posted on 03/21/2013 2:50:23 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: muawiyah

3 posted on 03/21/2013 2:53:16 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: muawiyah

Oh no, what female will be the lucky bat on this thread?


4 posted on 03/21/2013 2:54:42 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: muawiyah

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?


5 posted on 03/21/2013 2:56:28 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: OrangeHoof

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!


6 posted on 03/21/2013 2:59:22 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Revolting cat!

To sound that global alert, do they use a bat signal?


7 posted on 03/21/2013 3:01:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: muawiyah
I was bitten by a bat and had to get rabies shots because I couldn't find the stupid thing and have it tested.

After being bitten the only symptom I had was a new curious attraction to goth chicks....

8 posted on 03/21/2013 3:02:32 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: muawiyah
Right now in Kentucky there's a real problem with entire colonies of bats dying from the white nose fungus. It's a skin fungus that gets on the bats and (gasp) causes their noses to turn white; but the main problem is that it is a skin irritant, so the bats wake up during the winter, when they are supposed to be hibernating, and end up starving to death because there aren't any insects around for them to feed on.

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.

9 posted on 03/21/2013 3:02:37 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Molon Labe!)
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To: muawiyah

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.


10 posted on 03/21/2013 3:05:31 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: JoeProBono
Some folks imagine this threat comes only from Fruit Bats ~ but since virtually all mammals can contract this and other viruses ~ all in the same family as RABIES ~ it's not just Fruit Bats.

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!

11 posted on 03/21/2013 3:05:43 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SkyDancer

just a batty ping to you


12 posted on 03/21/2013 3:07:57 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: central_va
After being bitten the only symptom I had was a new curious attraction to goth chicks...

"What are you, some kinda prevert?"

13 posted on 03/21/2013 3:10:03 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: TomGuy
There's gotta' be a reason Australia never developed a serious civilization despite 55,000 years of human habitation ~ recurring epidemics of bat born disease could be the cause!

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.

14 posted on 03/21/2013 3:12:30 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Hot Tabasco
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15 posted on 03/21/2013 3:41:17 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer

LOL

Stealin’ that.

;]


16 posted on 03/21/2013 4:08:18 PM PDT by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: muawiyah

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.


17 posted on 03/21/2013 4:12:12 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA

But the warning about playing with the bats is wise ~ if you don’t want this to become an epidemic.


18 posted on 03/21/2013 4:41:07 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Where’s the guy with the “Oh no, not this S**t again” graphic?


19 posted on 03/21/2013 6:01:40 PM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: muawiyah

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.


20 posted on 03/21/2013 6:46:51 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: muawiyah; Fred Nerks; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...
How To Create a Web Site Bat Signal With Google Custom Alerts

21 posted on 03/21/2013 6:57:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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