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Ebola: Don’t blame the bats!

 

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Bats serve as a natural reservoir for the Ebola — but we cannot blame them for the epidemic. In Ghana alone, people eat over 100,000 fruit bats a year as “bushmeat,” yet the country has escaped the epidemic. Much more research is needed to discover the mechanisms of transmission, and to devise effective, appropriate interventions.

Read more: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2606208/ebola_dont_blame_the_bats.html

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