Insect-Eating Bat May Be Origin of Ebola Outbreak, New Study Suggests

December 30, 2014 11:09 AM

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Insect-Eating Bat May Be Origin of Ebola Outbreak, New Study Suggests

The first Ebola victim may have contracted the disease from small bats dwelling in a hollow tree.

While people in West Africa continue to die from Ebola, scientists are pondering a mystery that has eluded them since the first known outbreak of the virus among humans, in 1976: Where does this fearful bug hide when it’s not killing people?

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