Why Bats Are The Perfect Breeding Ground For Viruses

5Apr - by Meddy Bear - 0 - In Infectious disease

Scientists believe the COVID-19 coronavirus may have originated in bats, and it’s not just because of the similarities between COVID-19 and SARS.

Many animals are capable of transmitting viruses to humans, but bats take it to another level. They are known as virus super hosts.

A by-product to flying, bats weakened immune systems have given them the ability to live with viruses without displaying serious symptoms.

But it’s not the bats’ fault, humans are encroaching on wild environments increasing the chances of wildlife directly interacting with people and domesticated animals.


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