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February 22, 2017

Don't touch your face

"In 2007, a woman from Colorado took a trip to Uganda, where she visited a bat cave, kind of like the Gomantong Cave. A few days after she returned home, she got very sick. Eventually the woman was diagnosed with Marburg virus — a close relative of Ebola.

:She recovered. And scientists think they know how she got the virus: She put her hand on rocks covered in bat guano. Fortunately, the woman didn't spread the disease to anyone else. But it could be just a matter of time before another tourist does."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 22, 2017 09:10 AM