The Strange Case of the Bat in the iPad Cover (from Medscape)

“Another feel-good story: An elderly man in New Hampshire was bitten by a rabid bat that was hiding in his iPad case, but he got treatment in time to save his life, as reported by WMUR . The incident was newsworthy because of its peculiar circumstances, rather than any medical novelty, and so we passed on it.

That being said, only 1 to 3 cases of rabies in humans are reported annually in the United States. Half of all lethal cases over the past decade have resulted from contact with a bat. So while we won’t go as far as recommending that you throw your iPads out, we’re glad the man in question had the insight to seek medical attention.”

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