Is bushmeat behind the Ebola outbreak?   Leave a comment

The source has to come from somewhere – why not bushmeat? At the time nothing can be ruled out.

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Ebola: Is bushmeat behind the outbreak?

Bushmeat

Bushmeat is believed to be the origin of the current Ebola outbreak. The first victim’s family hunted bats, which carry the virus. Could the practice of eating bushmeat, which is popular across Africa, be responsible for the current crisis?

The origin has been traced to a two-year-old child from the village of Gueckedou in south-eastern Guinea, an area where batmeat is frequently hunted and eaten.

The infant, dubbed Child Zero, died on 6 December 2013. The child’s family stated they had hunted two species of bat which carry the Ebola virus.

Bushmeat or wild animal meat covers any animal that is killed for consumption including antelopes, chimpanzees, fruit bats and rats. It can even include porcupines and snakes.

In some remote areas it is a necessary source of food – in others it…

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Posted 22 October, 2014 by Wolf is my Soul in News/Nyheter

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