An Emerging Disease Causes Regional Population Collapse of a Common North American Bat Species

@article{Frick2010AnED,
  title={An Emerging Disease Causes Regional Population Collapse of a Common North American Bat Species},
  author={Winifred F. Frick and Jacob Freas Pollock and Alan C. Hicks and Kate E. Langwig and D. Scott Reynolds and Gregory G Turner and Calvin M. Butchkoski and Thomas H. Kunz},
  journal={Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={329},
  pages={679 - 682}
}
Threats to and from Bats Bats appear to be able to host an assortment of alarming pathogens, which, if they do not extirpate the bats, have implications for human health (see the Perspective by Daszak). For example, exposure to bats is the main source of human rabies in the Americas. But rabies is not generally transmitted among people; humans are a dead end for the virus. Streicker et al. (p. 676, see the cover) show that rabies virus lineages tend to be specific for bat lineages. It seems… Expand

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