Bats and Ebola

Ebola virus and bats: what you need to know   Bats play many roles in the ecosystem, including pollination, seed dispersal and insect reduction. These roles provide invaluable services to people directly and indirectly, thereby supporting local livelihoods and healthy ecosystems. Like other mammals, bats are known hosts (reservoirs) for a number of viral infections, possibly including Ebola virus. However,...