Characteristics and Risk Perceptions of Ghanaians Potentially Exposed to Bat-Borne Zoonoses through Bushmeat

@inproceedings{Kamins2014CharacteristicsAR,
  title={Characteristics and Risk Perceptions of Ghanaians Potentially Exposed to Bat-Borne Zoonoses through Bushmeat},
  author={Alexandra O. Kamins and J Marcus Rowcliffe and Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu and Andrew A Cunningham and James L. N. Wood and Olivier Restif},
  booktitle={EcoHealth},
  year={2014}
}
Emerging zoonotic pathogens from wildlife pose increasing public health threats globally. Bats, in particular, host an array of zoonotic pathogens, yet there is little research on how bats and humans interact, how people perceive bats and their accompanying disease risk, or who is most at risk. Eidolon helvum, the largest and most abundant African fruit bat species, is widely hunted and eaten in Ghana and also carries potentially zoonotic pathogens. This combination raises concerns, as hunting… CONTINUE READING
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