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Explore the relationship between viruses and their hosts, and find out how the evolutionary adaptations of bats keep them safe from viruses.
Consider a bat that is infected with several deadly viruses, including ones that cause rabies, SARS, and Ebola. While this diagnosis would be lethal for other mammals, the winged wonder is totally unfazed, and may even spend the next 30 years living as if this were totally normal— because for bats, it is. So what’s protecting bats from these dangerous infections? Arinjay Banerjee investigates.
Lesson by Arinjay Banerjee, directed by Cabong Studios.
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