BREAKING: Blood Sucking Bats Kill 12 In Peru

Written by Outdoor Beasts Staff on February 12, 2016

 

This is not good…

In fact…

It’s downright scary as hell!

Lima (AFP) – At least 12 indigenous children in Peru have died from rabies after being bitten by blood-sucking bats, which locals at first blamed on witchcraft, health officials said.

The children aged between eight and 15 died between September and February in two indigenous communities in the Amazon region of Loreto, regional health official Hermann Silva said.

“From the symptoms and medical reports it was determined that the 12 children from the Achuar ethnic group died from an outbreak of wild rabies,” Silva told AFP.

Outdoor Beasts BREAKING: Blood Sucking Bats Kill 12 In Peru

“The victims were bitten by blood-sucking bats, animals that drink blood, in the Yankuntich and Uncun communities in the jungle” 1,100 kilometers (684 miles) north of the capital Lima.

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