Ebola experts say 16 other bat viruses could infect man

January 23, 2015 8:56 PM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scientists looking for Ebola in bats have identified 16 other viruses in the animal which could jump to humans and potentially cause a disease outbreak on a similar scale to the West African crisis, a health security expert said on Friday.

Humans can contract Ebola from bats, which are carriers of the virus, as well as from other animals.

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