Present and potential future distribution of common vampire bats
in the Americas and the associated risk to cattle.
The bite of the common vampire bat
has been long recognized to transmit rabies virus to humans throughout Latin America (2).
Unlike other regions of Brazil where livestock are the principal food source for the common vampire bat
, in the Amazon region there is no single main food source but rather several small ones--for example, wildlife, hens, dogs, and people (54, 55).
Common vampire bats
(Desmodus rotundus) captured in central Brazilian areas also showed no significant differences in lipid reserves between dry and rainy seasons (Freitas et ah, 2006).
rotundus in Costa Rica; however this streblid was not found in this research which could indicate that the common vampire bat
is an accidental host.
While other bats in a recent test did just that, the common vampire bat
came back for more.
Social grooming in the common vampire bat
, Desmodus rotundus.
This is the first report of Capillaria sp., infecting specimens of the common vampire bat
Desmodus rotundus in the provinces of Guanacaste and Alajuela, Costa Rica.
Nevertheless, we have previously reported another exception to this pattern, the first involving a protein-rich diet animal: the common vampire bat
RABV-infected individual bats of the tropical American common Vampire Bat
(Desmodus rotundus) have been reported throughout their geographic range, which extends from northern Mexico south to Chile and Uruguay (8,29).
This study was, therefore, undertaken to analyze the serial brain anatomy of the common vampire bat