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US NewsBat hidden in iPad case bites pensioner's finger, leaving him with rabies

09:25  30 may  2019
09:25  30 may  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Image: The rabid bat popped its head out and nipped Mr Syvertson. Concerned the bat might be infected with rabies , he called the New Hampshire Department of Fish Doctors told Mr Syvertson that he will be fine, though it remains a mystery how the bat got into his house and into the iPad case .

When opening up your iPad , a rabid bat is probably the last thing you'd expect to see. But that' s what happened to 86-year-old Roy Syvertson from New Hampshire, when he noticed a surprise guest hiding in his tablet Syvertson said the bat nipped his finger , which he thought felt like a bee sting at first.

Bat hidden in iPad case bites pensioner's finger, leaving him with rabies © Other The bat had been hiding inbetween an iPad and its case An 86-year-old man is being treated for rabies after being bitten by a bat wedged between the back of his iPad and its case.

Roy Syvertson, from New Hampshire in the US, told WMUR-TV that he had been using the tablet for about an hour before the creature popped its head out and nipped him.

The pensioner said it felt like a bee sting at first, adding: "I looked, and the bat was coming out of here, between the cover and the back of the pad."

"And then I got up, still squeezing it, which I'm sure he wasn't happy about, and I took him outside."

The next morning, Mr Syvertson said the bat was still there and alive, but he later discovered that it died later that night.

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Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It' s free and setting up an account only takes a moment. - Sign In or Create Account An 86-year-old man is being treated for rabies after being bitten by a bat wedged between the back of his iPad and its case .

The man said the bat bit him on the finger after he had used the iPad for an hour. A New Hampshire man is undergoing treatment for rabies after he was bitten by a bat in his home last week. Roy Syvertson told WMUR that Thursday night had been a typical one for him.

Bat hidden in iPad case bites pensioner's finger, leaving him with rabies © Other Roy Syvertson had been using the tablet for an hour before realising he had been bitten "Then I knew I might have a problem," Mr Syvertson said.

Concerned the bat might be infected with rabies, he called the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game.

He was instructed to go to hospital to be immediately tested, and it later turned out that the bat was rabid.

Doctors told Mr Syvertson that he will be fine, though it remains a mystery how the bat got into his house and into the iPad case.

Bat hidden in iPad case bites pensioner's finger, leaving him with rabies © Other The rabid bat popped its head out and nipped Mr Syvertson "It will remain a mystery, and my joke of, 'He probably knew my password' won't last forever. That won't be funny for a long time," Mr Syvertson said.

If left untreated, rabies can lead to brain disease and death as the virus attacks the central nervous system.

Early symptoms include fever, headache, weakness and discomfort, and the disease can also cause hallucinations and difficulty swallowing.

All mammals can carry rabies, but it is most common in dogs, bats, raccoons and foxes.

According to the NHS, post-exposure treatment involves cleaning and disinfecting the wound, a course of the rabies vaccine and in some cases, a medicine called immunoglobulin.

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