Rabid bats kill 7 children in Peru
Seven children have died from rabies in Peru over the past two months after being bitten by bats, an official said Wednesday.
The children, aged 11 months to 14, hailed from a remote region about 1,160 kilometers southeast of the capital Lima, Health Ministry official Ana Maria Navarro told AFP.
To prevent further fatalities, vaccination teams have been rushed to the affected Camana community of 720 people that can only be reached by river.
In February 2011, at least six children in another region of the Amazon, in Peru's northeast, died of rabies carried by bats.