“Another feel-good story: An elderly man in New Hampshire was bitten by a rabid bat that was hiding in his iPad case, but he got treatment in time to save his life, as reported by WMUR. The incident was newsworthy because of its peculiar circumstances, rather than any medical novelty, and so we passed on it.
That being said, only 1 to 3 cases of rabies in humans are reported annually in the United States. Half of all lethal cases over the past decade have resulted from contact with a bat. So while we won’t go as far as recommending that you throw your iPads out, we’re glad the man in question had the insight to seek medical attention.”