Boston man dies of rabies contracted from bat bite

A 63-year-old man who contracted rabies from a brown bat bite in Massachusetts has died, despite receiving the innovative "Milwaukee protocol" therapy. This is the state's first human rabies death from local exposure since 1935. Roughly 55,000 humans worldwide succumb to rabies each year, though deaths in the U.S. are rare, usually about two to three per year, according to the CDC.

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