Why Do Bats Carry So Many Dangerous Diseases?

Why Do Bats Carry So Many Dangerous Diseases?

[♪ INTRO] One fifth of all mammal species today are bats. And that’s awesome, because they help us out in all sorts of ways. Like, they pollinate a lot of plants, help regrow forests and control pests, and their poop is pretty excellent fertilizer. Plus, they’re just really cool. Some of them can sense magnetic […]

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Why new diseases keep appearing in China

Why new diseases keep appearing in China

It was New Years Eve, 2019 when health officials in China admitted they had a problem. Health authorities have activated their most serious response level. After an outbreak of a new type of viral pneumonia in central China. A rapidly growing number of people were developing a dry cough and fever, before getting pneumonia. And […]

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Why do Bats Transmit so many Diseases like Ebola?

Why do Bats Transmit so many Diseases like Ebola?

Nipah. Hendra. Ebola. Marburg. SARS. These are some of the world’s scariest viruses. Hemorrhagic fevers like Ebola are extremely fatal – they kill up to 90 percent of people infected – while SARS, a coronavirus, has a lower mortality rate but spreads incredibly rapidly. All of these nasty pathogens have surfaced in humans in just […]

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