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A teenager from Mexico became the first person in the United States to die after being bitten by a vampire bat. The 19-year-old was a migrant farm worker who had been bitten on the heel by a vampire bat on July 15, 2010, 10 days before he left for the United States to pick sugar cane at a plantation in Louisiana.

"This case represents the first reported human death from a vampire bat in the United States," said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its Morbidity and Mortality weekly report.

Although vampire bat populations are currently confined to Latin America,climate change could be forcing their populations northward, leading to more cases of human infection in the southern United States, the CDC warned.

TOM: Unfortunately he did not turn into a heart-throb vampire with nice abs like the men in the Twilight movies.

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