The viral genome suggests that the robberies of the mad vampire bats have migrated from Latin America to North America and vice versa.
The practice of vampire bats eating the blood of mammals allows them to infect the deadly rabies virus, humans and animals in danger of extinction in Latin America. Scientists have now discovered that the rabies virus that infects vampire bats (Desmodus rotundus) is traveling to the United States and the United States – a discovery that could hamper efforts to control the disease .
Daniel Streaker and colleagues at the University of Glasgow, England, analyzed samples of vampire bat-measuring viruses collected from cows and dogs in the Central American country of Costa Rica, where the virus caused common irritation in humans and animals. . The team found that the picture of the rabies virus came from a Mexican virus type and was transmitted to Costa Rica from 2004 to 2014; The second Colombian tension aired between 2006 and 2017.
These and other findings indicate that the bird rabies virus is transforming between North and South America through Mesoamerica. Because bats – and the resulting viruses – often migrate from Costa Rica to other countries, sporadic bats are unlikely to control bats in the country, scientists say.