Hollow tree was Ebola’s Ground Zero

December 31, 2014 3:04 AM

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Hollow tree was Ebola’s Ground Zero

Insect-eating bats that inhabited a hollow tree in a remote village in Guinea may have been the source of the world’s biggest Ebola epidemic, scientists said on Tuesday.

More than 20,000 cases of Ebola, with at least 7,800 deaths, have been recorded by the World Health Organization (WHO) since a two-year-old boy died in the village of Meliandou in December 2013.

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