26 aprile 2021
These Savvy Humans Are Saving Bats From Human COVID
It’s time to release rehabbed bats in Vermont, but this year’s bats are fluttering away from a very different rehabilitation experience.
They’ve met humans who are gloved, masked, gowned and isolated from the rest of humanity. They’ve been living on sanitized surfaces. And like many of us, they’ve been poked with cotton swabs—tiny bat swabs in their case—and tested for COVID-19.
“Prior to COVID-19 coming along, the issue was always, Did the human come in contact with a bat which might have been a rabid bat?” said Barry Genzlinger, president of the Vermont Bat Center.