January 17, 2022


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Why Bats Are The Perfect Breeding Ground For Viruses

Why Bats Are The Perfect Breeding Ground For Viruses

Many animals are capable of transmitting viruses to humans, but bats take it to another level. They are known as virus super hosts. A by-product to flying, bats weakened immune systems have given them the ability to live with viruses without displaying serious symptoms. But it’s not the bats’ fault, humans are encroaching on wild environments increasing the chances of wildlife directly interacting with people and domesticated animals.

Special thanks to:
Dr. Jon Epstein
Disease Ecologist,
EcoHealth Alliance.

Satesh Bisaisee
Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
St. George’s University

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Why Bats Are The Perfect Breeding Ground For Viruses