Ebola-carrying bats- heroes / villains

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LONDON (Reuters) – Bats are living up to their frightening reputation in the world’s worst Ebola outbreak as prime suspects for spreading the deadly virus to humans, but scientists believe they may also shed valuable light on fighting infection.

Bats can carry more than 100 different viruses, including Ebola, rabies and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), without becoming sick themselves.

While that makes them a fearsome reservoir of disease, especially in the forests of Africa where they migrate vast distances, it also opens the intriguing possibility that scientists might learn their trick in keeping killers like Ebola at bay.

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7 Comments on Ebola-carrying bats- heroes / villains

  1. “…but scientists believe they may also shed valuable light on fighting infection.”

    Naturally, Obama will have the CDC import hundreds of bats from Ebolaland and set up secret bat colonies here to study them.

  2. Does anyone know if bats are trainable. Someone could weaponize a bat and take out someone important. Or even Obama.

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