Zoo anteater exposed persons to rabies in 1st-of-its-variety circumstance

An anteater contaminated with rabies at a Tennessee zoo most likely exposed additional than a dozen people to the fatal virus, according to a new report.

The uncommon circumstance marks the very first time that rabies has been documented in this species, a variety of anteater from South The united states known as the southern tamandua or lesser anteater (Tamandua tetradactyla), in accordance to the report, posted Thursday (April 14) in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a journal from the Facilities for Disorder Management and Avoidance (CDC).