10/05/2005: Science on the March...
New Information that could help prevent SARS (Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome):
From the NY Times:
"...Two scientific teams have identified Chinese horseshoe bats as the likely reservoir for the virus. Although the case is not ironclad, the knowledge that large numbers of bats harbor the virus should help officials prevent and control future outbreaks in humans.
The findings make it important for Chinese health authorities to minimize contacts between bats and humans or farmed civets. They also need to monitor the live markets to eliminate infected animals. Meanwhile, the researchers will be conducting more studies that may shed light on how likely it is that the virus will re-emerge from animal hosts to strike down more people."
Karen on 10.05.05 @ 07:50 AM CST