Mexico: Rabies death after bat bite

06 May 2022

A 41-year-old man from ElSalto/Jalisco in Mexico has died of rabies. He had been bitten on the right hand by a bat in January 2022. He had a medical consultation on 9.4.2022 due to pain in his arm, received a rabies vaccination for the first time on 13.4.2022 and died on 18.4.2022.
In Jalisco, the last humane rabies case from dog bites occurred in 1995. From 1996 to 2021, there were only seven cases associated with wild animals.