Indirect flight of an African bat to Israel: an example of the potential for zoonotic pathogens to move between continents.

@article{Leader2006IndirectFO,
  title={Indirect flight of an African bat to Israel: an example of the potential for zoonotic pathogens to move between continents.},
  author={Noam Leader and Ofer Mokady and Yoram Yom-Tov},
  journal={Vector borne and zoonotic diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={
          347-50
        }
}
The transmission of harmful pathogens during commercial air flights is an increasing health concern. A potential, yet relatively overlooked source of zoonotic infectious diseases involves collisions of birds and bats with aircraft and long distance transport of their carcasses. We report a case of aerial transportation of the remains of an African fruit bat over three continents, following a collision with an aircraft, and demonstrate the relative ease with which zoonotic pathogens, such as… CONTINUE READING

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