Ebola Fight Hinges On Getting West Africans To Avoid Bats

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Health officials say fruit bats play a role in the spread of Ebola, but it’s hard work getting people in affected areas to steer clear of the animals.

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CNN http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/health/2014/04/17/orig-jag-ebola-myths-gupta.cnn.html
United Nations http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/239123/icode/
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Fox News http://FoxNews.com
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World Health Organization http://www.who.int/dg/speeches/2014/ebola/en/

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fisher99100 says:

and why are we sending troops to people that insist on eating bats!

decoy boy says:

Wth, is newsy out of touch? Most people in w. Africa dont use a witch doctor and understand benefits of conventional meds. Animists and the likes are not by any means a majority

onjoFilms says:

What about baseballs?

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