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New insights into animal-borne disease outbreaks

The epidemiology of animal-borne illness is more complex than once believed.

Ebola can survive in victims’ bodies for days

A study of macaques finds Ebola virus remains viable in the body for up to 7 days after death, highlighting the importance of safe burial of humans who die from the disease.

Ebola spread to humans linked to population density and vegetation cover

A new study suggests human population density and green vegetation cover in Ebola-affected African regions are factors in helping the virus spill over from animals to humans.

Ebola infection of humans linked to population density and vegetation cover

A new study suggests human population density and green vegetation cover in Ebola-affected African regions are factors in helping the virus spill over from animals to humans.

Bats are potential source of West Africa Ebola epidemic

New research finds that the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease occurring in West Africa may have originated from contact between humans and virus-infected bats.

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