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Researches Spot Ebola Virus in Liberia Bat
Researches Say Bat May Be Natural Hosts For Ebola Virus
The Liberian health ministry backed up by researchers have reportedly spotted the dreaded Ebola virus in a bat in Liberia
The discovery was reported on Thursday 24th January, 2019.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia, Director General Tolbert Nyenswah told newsmen in the capital Monrovia that scientists of Liberia’s health ministry and NPHIL detected the Zaire Ebola virus in one bat.
“To date, all other bats have tested negative. The finding was nonetheless significant, as researchers believe it suggests that bats may be a natural host for Ebola.
“Researchers believe it was likely that bats in other parts of Africa were also carrying the Ebola virus,’’ he said.
According to the director general, ongoing studies will examine whether more bats are infected and how bats spread the virus.
Ebola is a deadly and highly infectious virus that causes a fever and often leads to massive internal bleeding and fatalities.