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Ebola: Is Bushmeat Behind the Outbreak?

Bushmeat is believed to be the origin of the current Ebola outbreak. The first victim's family hunted bats, which carry the virus. Could the practice of eating bushmeat, which is popular across Africa, be responsible for the current crisis? The origin has been traced to a two-year-old child from the village of Gueckedou in southeastern Guinea, an area where batmeat is frequently hunted and eaten. The infant, dubbed "Child Zero," died on 6 December 2013. The child's...

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