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Forget the garlic necklace -- learn more about bats and rabies
Date:8/20/2009

S National Wildlife Health Center.

Milt Friend, first director of the USGS National Wildlife Health Center, wrote the foreword. The book's sections include:

  • Species Susceptibility describes infection rates and trends in humans, bats, and other animals.
  • Disease Ecology considers the dynamics of the disease in various species of bats.
  • Points to Ponder discusses the narrowing interface of bat colonies and human society and how people and domestic animals play a role in transmission of bat rabies.
  • Disease Prevention and Control outlines ways to limit exposure to rabid bats and other animals.

Appendices include tables of reported infections in people and in bat species. A glossary of technical terms is included.

Dr. Constantine helped define rabies infection in insect-eating bats and has investigated bat rabies ecology for more than half a century. He is a public health officer emeritus and veterinary epidemiologist for the California Department of Health Services Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory. He has authored more than 90 papers during his career.


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Contact: Diane Noserale
dnoseral@usgs.gov
703-648-4333
United States Geological Survey
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