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Tue., Feb. 28, 2012, 2:07 p.m.

Bat flu: another damn thing to worry about

Scott Crocoll holds a dead Indiana bat in an abandoned mine in Rosendale, N.Y., in January. The U.S. Forest Service is preparing to close thousands of caves and former mines in the eastern U.S.  (File Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
Scott Crocoll holds a dead Indiana bat in an abandoned mine in Rosendale, N.Y., in January. The U.S. Forest Service is preparing to close thousands of caves and former mines in the eastern U.S. (File Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Press release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

A new influenza A virus discovered in fruit bats in Guatemala does not appear to present a current threat to humans, but should be studied as a potential source for human influenza, according to scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who worked with University of the Valley of Guatemala.

(Spokesman-Review archives photo)




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