ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Can Traditional Bat Hunts Cause Disease Outbreaks in India?

Natural hosts of some of the most deadly emerging viruses such as Ebola, bats are harvested in an annual ritual by one tribe in Nagaland. This practice, endangering both public health and biodiversity, can lead to the emergence of novel infectious diseases. A concerted and multipronged effort will have to be made to prevent, contain and respond to emerging zoonotic diseases.



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