Jan 22, 2020

Are bats to blame for China’s virus?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, habitats

Zoonotic diseases may become the source of more outbreaks in the future. People must take note and pass the appropriate regulations to prevent future outbreaks.

As bats and humans cross paths more viruses are making the jump from bat to people. China’s latest scare is the latest coronavirus to affect humans likely to have its origins in bats.

The outbreak of a brand new virus in China has put humans’ relationship with bats under the spotlight again.

As the human population grows, so too are our interactions with bats, either through people and domestic animals sharing bat habitats, or increased hunting of bats for meat.

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