• Short Summary

    The vampire bat is delicate and shy - but each year in Latin America it kills a million cows.

  • Description

    The vampire bat is delicate and shy - but each year in Latin America it kills a million cows. The blood-drinking creature - which populates areas from southern New Mexico to northern Argentina - transmits deadly rabies. In Brazil, alone, it's responsible for the deaths of nine million dollars (3.4 million sterling) worth of cattle.

    As part of a war on hunger, scientists at the Denver Wildlife Research Centre have discovered ways to control the killer through two kinds of deadly compounds. Federal officials say they will offer the technology to the Latin American nations that need it. Field testing will start this month in Brazil.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA6N2JZHY3077Q4WK5HGQSHVFA
    Media URN:
    VLVAA6N2JZHY3077Q4WK5HGQSHVFA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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