Ebola, Marbug viruses may be hiding in Wallabies and Bats, clues for defense against killer bugs may also be present

New discovery of ‘Fossil’ genes of  filovirus in wallabies is both promising and is raising concerns at the same time.
‘Ebola Cousin’ Marburg Virus Isolated From African Fruit Bats
The work has important implications for the development of potential human vaccines, as well as for the modeling of disease outbreaks and the discovery of emerging diseases, including new filoviruses.

A team of scientists have reported the successful isolation of genetically diverse Marburg viruses from a common species of African fruit bat.

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