Bat hunters in Nagaland, India, were found to have likely been exposed to filoviruses, according to a study from Duke-NUS Medical School researchers.

Filoviruses are part of a family that includes things like Ebola and Marburg viruses. This case continues to highlight the risks such viruses pose to regions with close human-animal contact, particularly in tropical areas where hunted wildlife supplement diets. These have the potential to spill over into large scale outbreaks as tainted meat infects humans.

 

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