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Kiwi expert warns against killing bats to counter Ebola

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 11:45

Wiping out bats that are suspected of spreading the Ebola virus in West Africa could have dire ecological and economic consequences, an expert in veterinary public health warned Wednesday.

SARS-like viruses can jump from bats to humans: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 09:30

Scientists said Wednesday they had found evidence that SARS-like coronaviruses can jump straight from a type of Chinese bat to humans without the need for an intermediary animal "host".

Deadly new MERS virus traced to bats

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 19:16

The deadly MERS virus that has claimed many lives has been traced to an insect-eating bat in Saudi Arabia, researchers claim.

New technique lets blind people locate objects like bats

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 17:14

Blind and visually impaired people have the potential to use echolocation to determine the location of an object, according to new research.

Bats with white-nose fungus may help fight AIDS

Last Updated: Monday, December 10, 2012, 18:13

Scientists have found that bats with white-nose fungus sometimes suffer in the same way that humans with AIDS do.

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