CSIRO to Research How Bats Spread Disease

The Sydney Morning Herald

Some of the world’s deadliest viruses are carried by bats and Australian scientists want to know how to stop the bats spreading disease to other animals and humans.

The bats themselves often don’t suffer any ill-effects despite the dangerous illnesses they carry.

The CSIRO says it hopes to protect the health of people and livestock through a comprehensive research program into bats.

The program aims to better understand bat immunology and also to identify strategies to control the viruses.

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