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Ebola: don't blame the bats!
Kamins, Alexandra; Rowcliffe, Marcus; Restif, Olivierhttp://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2606208/ebola_dont_blame_the_bats.html
Publisher: The Ecologist
Date Written: 23/10/2014
Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Article
Bats serve as a natural reservoir for the Ebola - but we cannot blame them for the epidemic. In Ghana alone people eat over 100,000 fruit bats a year as 'bushmeat', yet the country has escaped the epidemic. Much more research is needed to discover the mechanisms of transmission, and to devise effective, appropriate interventions.
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