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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Ebola's hiding place revealed: fruit bats and/or your mom

Hey, don't blame me if your mother gets around alot. She needs to stay out of Africa, lolol!

IT CAUSES sporadic, lethal outbreaks in people and apes in Africa, but no one knew where the Ebola virus spends the rest of its time. Now Eric Leroy at the International Centre for Medical Research in Franceville, Gabon, and his colleagues think they have tracked it down to three species of fruit bat. "It seems probable that they are the wild reservoir of Ebola," says Leroy. (more) New Scientist

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