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Table 2 Reported reasons given by respondents for bat exposure (n = 49)

From: Cross sectional survey of human-bat interaction in Australia: public health implications

  Respondents reporting bat exposures
  % (n)*
Domestic pet attacked/retrieved bat 12 (6)
Bat inside house/shed 16 (8)
Injured or sick bat 29 (14)
Bat trapped in netting/fence 12 (6)
Exposure occurred during bat education event or visit to wildlife zoo (within Australia) 18 (9)
Exposure occurred during visit to wildlife zoo or temple (Bali, Indonesia) 4 (2)
Other exposure 10 (5)
  1. *Percentages do not add up to 100% as some respondents had multiple exposures.