In-depth analysis of bat influenza viruses concludes they pose low risk to humans

Zoonosis — transmission of infections from other vertebrates to humans — causes regular and sometimes serious disease outbreaks. Bats are a well-known vertebrate reservoir of viruses like rabies and Ebola. Recent discovery of sequences in bats that are resemble influenza virus genes raised the question of whether bat flu viruses exist and could pose a threat to humans.

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