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Scientists have also re-christened it the Hamamas tube-nosed fruit bat after the Papuan word for "happy".
Four months later, a 30-author EMBO Molecular Medicine article titled "Investigating the zoonotic origin of the West African Ebola epidemic" reported that the culprit wasn't a fruit bat after all.
Scientists believe that the West African Ebola virus epidemic began in late 2013 when an infected fruit bat bit a young boy in Guinea.
Cyprus is the only European country to host the fruit bat but its population appears to be in decline in recent years and environmentalists argue that more needs to be done to protect it.
In contrast to EBOV, ecologic and experimental evidence confirms fruit bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus) as a reservoir for MBGV, and MBGV spillover events from bats to humans have been documented (4,17,29).
The researchers tested 169 bats, including fruit bats and a few from the species that lived in the tree.
Large fruit bats have been suspected because they are hunted for meat in Guinea, where a peppery bat soup was popular before the outbreak.
At least one species of fruit bat has a geographic range that spreads from Guinea to Sierra Leone.
Present study on Fulvous fruit bat (Rousettus leschenaulti) from October 2011 to March 2012 in the vicinity of Lahore Pakistan took morphometric measurements of 15 (9 and 6) bat specimens.