29 Aug '17, 3pm

Bats and viruses: Beating back a bad reputation

Bats and viruses: Beating back a bad reputation

Not only has Ebola virus never been found in Malaysia, but neither have any members of its family, the filoviruses. It’s inaccurate to imply a risk of Ebola to cave visitors, but the sentence’s broader, cheeky implication is that bats are constantly slinging around deadly viruses. If that’s the case, Tuttle said, why haven’t any of the nest harvesters or visitors gotten sick or touched off an outbreak after they left the cave, especially since humans have been doing pretty much the same thing there for hundreds of years?

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/bats-and-viruses-beatin...

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