Bats Without Borders: Long-Distance Movements and Implications for Disease Risk Management

@article{Breed2010BatsWB,
  title={Bats Without Borders: Long-Distance Movements and Implications for Disease Risk Management},
  author={A C Breed and Hume Ernest Field and Craig S. Smith and Joanne Edmonston and Joanne Meers},
  journal={EcoHealth},
  year={2010},
  volume={7},
  pages={204-212}
}
Fruit bats of the genus Pteropus (commonly known as flying-foxes) are the natural hosts of several recently emerged zoonotic viruses of animal and human health significance in Australia and Asia, including Hendra and Nipah viruses. Satellite telemetry was used on nine flying-foxes of three species (Pteropus alecto n = 5, P. vampyrus n = 2, and P. neohibernicus n = 2) to determine the scale and pattern of their long-distance movements and their potential to transfer these viruses between… CONTINUE READING