Map shows hotspots for bat-human virus transmission risk

By: | Tags: , , | Comments: 0 | January 5th, 2016

West Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia are most at risk from bat viruses ‘spilling over’ into humans resulting in new emerging diseases, according to a new global map. The map shows risk levels due to a variety of factors including large numbers of different bat viruses found locally, increasing population pressure, and hunting bats for bushmeat.

      

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