Banning Bats to Combat Ebola

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To halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Guinea that has already killed 63 individuals, officials have banned the consumption of bats. The outbreak has been linked to bats, which are hosts to "zoonotic" viruses that are transmitted from species to species. Bats are carriers to more viruses that can infect humans than any other species but are frequently eaten in Guinea and can also transmit rabies, histoplasmosis, SARS, Nipah, Hendra, Marburg, Lyssaviruses, and other viruses. 

Banning Bats to Combat Ebola
Banning Bats to Combat Ebola
An outbreak of the Ebola virus has claimed at least 63 lives in the African nation of Guinea. To combat the spread of this deadly disease, Guinean officials have taken the unusual step of banning the consumption of bat soup, grilled bat and other local delicacies. Though bats and other mammals ...

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