Ecuador: bat rabies outbreak killed 12 people in the Amazonian region
Ecuador, December 9, 2011
As was reported on Thursday by the Ministry of Public Health of Ecuador, “At least twelve people died in the Ecuadorian Amazon by an outbreak of rabies caused by vampire bats bite, including a pregnant woman”.
According to the BBC “The rabies outbreak began on November 3 and so far has affected indigenous the communities of Wampuik, New Tsurik tarimiat and the province of Morona Santiago, in the southern border with Peru”.
And that “Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has declared a state of emergency in the county of Taisha, in the Amazonian province of Morona Santiago, in order to control the outbreak of rabies caused by bat bites”.