Guinea bans bat eating after Ebola outbreak
March 27 , 2014
Bats are enjoyed by people in Guinea but the West African nation is now taking them off the menu since the outbreak of Ebola has killed over 62 people.
The BBC reports that some species of bats are the natural reservoir for the disease and experts mentioned that they could be the main culprits. Authorities that are struggling to contain the situation have banned bats for both sale and consumption.
"To confine the epidemic, it is critical to trace the entire transmission chain," a medicine adviser said. "All individuals who have had contact with patients who may be contaminated are monitored and isolated at the first sign of infection."
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