Fruit bats just carry the Ebola virus

The Sources And Symptoms Of A Disease With A Global Reputation
March 25, 2014

SIEGEL: How do people typically contract Ebola?

ROLLIN: More likely from an animal that had been infected. It could be the reservoir. And for Ebola, the reservoir will be a fruit bat.
The bat will suck and excrete the virus, maybe a bite or it could be also in the blood of the bat and when people kill them during the hunting or they could be in contact with that blood or urine or feces.

SIEGEL: And the bat, the carrier, the reservoir, you would say, survives.

ROLLIN: Yeah. They just carry the virus and seems to be in good health.


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