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Not So Sweet; Fruit Bat Harbors Ebola

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Brenda F. Johnson has 28 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Gastrointestinal Nursing.

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We have heard so much about ebola and how it affects us as nurses. Much of the focus has been on transmission person to person and how to protect ourselves. Where did this deadly virus originate? Researchers have tracked ebola into the depths of the African forest to a little rodent - the fruit bat. You are reading page 2 of Not So Sweet; Fruit Bat Harbors Ebola. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

tnbutterfly - Mary is a BSN, RN and specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

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I just saw this in the news today.

Ebola Outbreak: 1st Case with 2-Year-Old Boy Linked to Bats

Patient Zero, who has since been identified as two-year-old GuineanEmile Ouamouno, may have been infected while hunting or playing with bats inside a hollow tree near his home in a small village named Meliandou, according to researchers. He died in December 2013.

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