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serological evidence of influenza a viruses in frugivorous bats from africa.bats are likely natural hosts for a range of zoonotic viruses such as marburg, ebola, rabies, as well as for various corona- and paramyxoviruses. in 2009/10, researchers discovered rna of two novel influenza virus subtypes--h17n10 and h18n11--in central and south american fruit bats. the identification of bats as possible additional reservoir for influenza a viruses raises questions about the role of this mammalian taxon in influenza a virus ecology and possible public health relevance. as molec ...201525965069
pronounced seasonal changes in the movement ecology of a highly gregarious central-place forager, the african straw-coloured fruit bat (eidolon helvum).straw-coloured fruit bats (eidolon helvum) migrate over vast distances across the african continent, probably following seasonal bursts of resource availability. this causes enormous fluctuations in population size, which in turn may influence the bats' impact on local ecosystems. we studied the movement ecology of this central-place forager with state-of-the-art gps/acceleration loggers and concurrently monitored the seasonal fluctuation of the colony in accra, ghana. habitat use on the landsca ...201526465139
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