I have worked with bats in disease hotspots in Southeast Asia, Western Asia, and Eastern Africa. These hotspots can facilitate the transmission of a pathogen into humans, potentially sparking the next pandemic.
Rabies is a fatal but preventable viral disease that infects the central nervous system of mammals.
"People were routinely exposed to bats through guano harvesting, religious practices, and ecotourism," the authors wrote in the study.
Both species have been linked to the Sars-CoV-2 virus.
These long-term cooperative relationships between unrelated bats appear to be similar in form and function to human friendships.
Robber crabs—also known as coconut crabs—are the largest terrestrial invertebrates in the world
Populations appeared to benefit from the flames or, more specifically, the conditions they created.
The flying mammals can survive on a meal that almost no other mammal can.
The flight speed of these bats has posed difficulties for researchers wishing to study them.
"I still have her photo in my wallet."
eBay has hundreds of listings for taxidermy bats, and Etsy has nearly a thousand.
Very bad news for bats.
About 40 percent of pollinators like bees and butterflies are at risk, according to a UN-issued report.
The creature has a strange-looking, horseshoe-shaped structure on its face.
The global health community is responding to the death of a health care worker from the Marburg virus, a highly infectious disease that is "clinically similar" to Ebola