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Why do Bats Transmit so many Diseases like Ebola?

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Published on Aug 4, 2014

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References

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· Bat flight and zoonotic viruses. (2014). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic...

· A comparison of bats and rodents as reservoirs of zoonotic viruses: are bats special? (2013): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23...

· Comparative analysis of bat genomes provides insight into the evolution of flight and immunity (2012): http://www.sciencemag.org/content/339...

· Bats and Emerging Zoonoses: Henipaviruses and SARS (2009): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19...

· Ecology of Zoonotic Infectious Diseases in Bats: Current Knowledge and Future Directions (2013): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22...

· Bats and their virome: an important source of emerging viruses capable of infecting humans (2013): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23...

· Mass extinctions, biodiversity and mitochondrial function: are bats ‘special’ as reservoirs for emerging viruses? (2011): http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/...

· Bats as a continuing source of emerging infections in humans (2007): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17...

· Economic Importance of Bats in Agriculture. (2011). http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/16441323...

· Concerns about extrapolating right off the bat, (2011). http://www.uvm.edu/giee/pubpdfs/Fishe...

· Guinea: Government Bans Bat Soup to Halt Ebola Outbreak. (2014). http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/27/wor...

· Bat Health Critical To Human Health. (2014). http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06...

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