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Landscape Advice Note: Bat Rabies

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By Alan Cathersides

On rare occasions European Bat Lyssaviruses (EBLV) 1 and 2 have been known to infect other animals and humans. The risk of EBLV infection to humans is thought to be low. However, since 1977 there have been four human deaths from rabies in Europe attributed to EBLV infections, in all cases where the people had been bitten or scratched by bats and had not received rabies vaccination either before or after being bitten.

This advice note provides briefing for historic property and events managers on bats, risk of rabies and handling bats.

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  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Product Code: 51923

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