Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Eating Bats Is Banned To Help Stop Spread Of Ebola

If you must eat bat,  be sure to cook it thoroughly.

"Guinea has banned inhabitants of the south from eating bats, a common feature of the local diet, as the creatures are considered to be the natural host of the virus.

Transmission of Ebola to humans can come from wild animals, direct contact from another human’s blood, faeces or sweat, as well as sexual contact or the unprotected handling of contaminated corpses.

Global aid organisations have sent dozens of workers to help the poverty-hit west African nation combat the haemorrhagic fever, with health officials raising the death toll by two to 63."

read about the revived epidemic HERE

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