Ebola outbreak source maybe from a bat habitat in Guinea

An international research team, said the three countries in West Africa last year triggered the epidemic spread of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in the source, is likely to be a bat habitat in southeastern Guinea.

Guinea village Meliandou a two year-old boy is considered to be the first case of Ebola deaths. Scientists believe that this boy might be chasing insects play tailless bat after infection with Ebola virus, rather than the previously rumored fruit bats.

Researchers initially thought, Ebola virus is likely to be eaten by the residents of West African fruit bats and infected meat. But this is the name of two year-old boy is unlikely to eat bats, so this prompted scientists to look for other possible routes of infection.

Ebola outbreak source maybe from a bat habitat in Guinea
Ebola outbreak source maybe from a bat habitat in Guinea

Scientists now believe Guinea village children, often clutching tailless bat play. If so, it seems to be able to explain the origin of the first cases of Ebola infections. Scientists published in the “Molecular Medicine” (Embo Molecular Medicine) journal report, analysis shows a year, just from some kind of animal to human transmission of the virus, causing the subsequent intensified human infection.

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