Do bats carry the same diseases as mosquitoes?



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    No, despite the fact that bats eat mosquitos, they do not have the same predisposition to malaria or yellow fever. In fact, “bat towers” have been employed to try to eliminate mosquito-born disease.

    Bats do carry their own set of diseases, namely rabies and histoplasmosis. The occurrence of these in bat populations are thought to be relatively low, but medical precautions should still be taken if bitten.  

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