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The real bat-man story

True, bats carry deadly diseases, but it's human beings who cause the outbreaks

By Gareth Cook
Globe Staff / April 24, 2006

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Bats have been getting a bad rap. Last fall, a team of scientists tied bats to the deadly SARS outbreaks. Bats in China, they said, are likely where the virus hides between human outbreaks. Then, in December, another group of researchers suggested that bats in Africa serve as a reservoir for the vicious virus for Ebola hemorrhagic fever, which causes ... (Full article: 1255 words)

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