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Fruit bats carry deadly Marburg virus

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posted on Sep, 1 2007 @ 04:18 PM
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Fruit bats carry deadly Marburg virus


www.newscientist.com

MARBURG virus has a fearsome reputation. An outbreak in Angola in 2005 left more than 300 people dead and many more sick with the severe and highly contagious form of haemorrhagic fever it causes. Yet the animal that carries the virus and transmits it to humans has remained a mystery.

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posted on Sep, 1 2007 @ 04:18 PM
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This is a significant find, since Marburg is a manmade virus. How did the virus jump into the bats and not kill them? Perhaps the original virus has mutated in the wild. Or this is a newly manufactured strain!!! This is not good news......

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posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 08:04 AM
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[edit on 12-9-2007 by xHADEEZx]

WOW


[edit on 12-9-2007 by xHADEEZx]



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