Via Guinéenews.org: Haemorrhagic fever: "All bats are not responsible", says Dr Béavogui. Excerpt from a Google translation:
Since the declaration of the Ebola virus, bats are the terror of Guineans. They are mammals they host for years. However, Dr Michel Béavogui Bossou, Section Head Tracking livestock and wildlife veterinarian of the Guinean Office of Parks and Reserves, said that all bats are not responsible for the Ebola virus.
Dr. Béavogui gave this clarification officers and police officers who received Thursday at the premises of the Ministry of Security and Emergency Preparedness, the campaign in response to Ebola has already mourning several families in the country.
According to the explanations of Dr. Béavogui three species of bats carry the Ebola virus. It is migratory species Hypsignatus monstrosur, Epomops franqueti and Myonycteris troquata.
"They like tropical forest where there is moisture ... It is in Forest Guinea that the conditions required by these species are met," said said Section Head Tracking livestock and wildlife veterinarian. "Bats that we host for a long time are not responsible for the transmission of the virus," he has said.
But how do these migratory bats transmit the virus in Guinea? Dr Béavogui reserves of any specific response before the end of the research is ongoing. What is clear, he says, is that there are multiple opportunities for transmission. And it can not be necessarily by eating meat bat or monkey, as some people think.
"Bats and chimpanzees often make war around the same fruit they all love. When the bat bite or scratch chimpanzees, they leave them in the virus," said the exhibitor, noting that even the simple touch chimpanzee can transmit the virus to humans.
Other animals may harbor the virus in the ground picking fruits that are beyond the oral mucosa bats. These include antelope, porcupine and even pork. As bats and chimpanzees, these animals should be avoided - not to eat their meat or touch them with bare hands.
Caution in the consumption of mango
Dr. Béavogui indicates that there are many human pathogens in wildlife. According to a recent study of human diseases, there are at least 144 diseases derived from wild animals that have become important to human health in the past 60 years of pathogens.
Deforestation destroys the habitat of these animals. In search of Eldorado, migratory bats and chimpanzees may migrate to non-forest areas. Therefore, a threat to our cities.
As we dive into the period of mango, Dr. Béavogui Guineans requires caution in the consumption of this fruit they share with some animals. "Let us eat mangoes that we pick ourselves. Do not let our children pick mangoes on the ground to eat! " advises Béavogui.