Bat colony in a tree ‘is source of Ebola epidemic’

2015-01-06 06:47

The likely origin of the current Ebola epidemic scourging West Africa is a hollow tree in southeastern Guinea that housed a colony of bats, an international team of scientists says.

According to the latest statistics from the World Health Organisation, the outbreak since December 2013 has killed about 8 000 people. Earlier strains of Ebola have been reported since 1976.

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