“Ebola Clue May Lurk in 10 Million Bats in Zambian Fig Trees”

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2015-01-11/ebola-clue-may-lurk-in-10-million-bats-in-zambian-fig-trees.html

About 10 million straw-colored fruit bats are returning from a night of feeding, some flying as far as 100 kilometers (62 miles) to feast on berries and figs. The animals may hold a clue to finding the cure for the Ebola disease that’s killed more than 8,000 people in west Africa in the biggest-ever outbreak, according to Aaron Mweene, professor at the University of Zambia’s veterinary medicine school. That outbreak, which is yet to be quelled, has been blamed on bats.

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My name is Isabelle Whitehead. I was a member of the Bolton School group on the Operation Wallacea 2015 expedition to Peru.

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