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  • IL: Man who woke up with rabid bat on his neck has died. He declined the very expensive prophylaxis vaccine treatment.

    It's a shame that when someone actually needs an effective vaccine treatment, it is horribly expensive to use even with insurance. Now if we were taxed billions to mandate rabies vaccines for everyone who didn't need it - it would be free!

    https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2...hile-sleeping/
    Lake County resident dies of rabies after coming in contact with bat while sleeping
    by Woo-Sung ShimSeptember 28, 2021

    Health officials say a Lake County resident in his 80s died after being exposed to a rabid bat last month. It is the first human case of rabies in Illinois since the 1950s.

    Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the diagnosis after testing at its lab.

    A man in his 80s, who resided in Lake County, awoke to a bat on his neck in mid-August, according to the Lake County Health Department.

    The bat was captured and tested positive for rabies, health officials said...
    See: UT, USA: Family mourning dad's rabies death receives $50,000 bill for relatives' preventive vaccines
    Last edited by Emily; September 29, 2021, 12:39 AM.
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