June 17, 2024



Illinois man who awoke to find a bat on his neck dies of rabies: health officials

New York Post


An Illinois man who woke up with a bat in his bedroom has died of rabies — the state’s first human case of the disease in nearly 70 years, health officials said.

The man in his 80s from Lake County, whose name was not released, “awoke to a bat on his neck” in mid-August, the Illinois Department of Public Health said Tuesday.

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