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Free-Tailed Bats Possible Source of Current Ebola Epidemic

Researchers believe that bats are the source of the virus behind the current Ebola epidemic in West Africa, but a new study points to a different species than the fruit bats implicated in earlier outbreaks. The Ebola virus is transmitted from fruit bats through eating their meat. But the first case in this outbreak was a 2-year-old boy. Researchers from the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin said if food-borne infection was to blame, adults would have been affected first, or at the same...

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