New PDF release: Bats and viruses : a new frontier of emerging infectious

By Lin-Fa Wang, Christopher Cowled

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ISBN-13: 9781118818725

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Nearly seventy five% of rising infectious illnesses are zoonoses, and the speed of emergence of zoonotic ailments is at the upward thrust. Bats are being more and more acknowledged as a massive reservoir of zoonotic viruses of alternative households, together with SARS coronavirus, Nipah virus, Hendra virus and Ebola virus. knowing bats' function in rising zoonotic illnesses is essential to this speedily increasing zone of research. Read more...


nearly seventy five% of rising infectious illnesses are zoonoses, and the speed of emergence of zoonotic illnesses is at the upward push. Bats are being more and more known as a tremendous reservoir of Read more...

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The increased incidence of extreme weather events is likely to have serious effects on populations of tree‐roosting bats, particularly endemic species on tropical islands. , 1994). , 2012). , 2006, 2008) it is surprising that there are so few recorded instances of virus‐related mortality, in contrast to the devastating effects of the cold‐adapted fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans, known as white nose syndrome (Reeder & Moore, 2013). Even in this case, it is not the fungus itself which is the direct cause of mortality but starvation caused by frequent arousals from hibernation and consequent depletion of fat reserves (Reeder & Moore, 2013).

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