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Fruit bats harbour more deadly viruses

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Researchers have found that henipaviruses, which spread to other animals and humans, and a disease that is similar to rabies are widespread in a species of fruit bat found in Africa.

The team says this poses a potential risk to human health, because the bats roost close to cities and are also hunted for food.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-25003792

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Yup a child here in Australian died from it last year.

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I'm gonna stop eating the dead bats that I find. Thanks Obama :hmm:

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Tell everyone....do not eat the fruit bats and educate them on the reasons why it is dangerous.

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I didn't realize bats were hunted for food. But I'm used to seeing very tiny ones.

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I suppose it's a reason to not eat tartar-bat nor bat sushi then.

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