megabat

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Noun1.megabat - large Old World bat of warm and tropical regions that feeds on fruitmegabat - large Old World bat of warm and tropical regions that feeds on fruit
bat, chiropteran - nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
flying fox - large bat with a head that resembles the head of a fox
Pteropus capestratus - a variety of fruit bat
Pteropus hypomelanus - a variety of fruit bat
harpy bat, tube-nosed bat, tube-nosed fruit bat, harpy - any of various fruit bats of the genus Nyctimene distinguished by nostrils drawn out into diverging tubes
Cynopterus sphinx - a variety of fruit eating bat
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Nowak RM, Old World fruit bats: Pteropodidae (flying foxes).
Los murcielagos frugivoros de la familia Pteropodidae son considerados el reservorio natural del virus (2), se cree que estos contagian a animales salvajes como chimpances, macacos, gorilas, roedores, puercos espines y pequenos antilopes, los cuales pasan la enfermedad a los humanos cuando son cazados o encontrados muertos para su alimentacion.
Fruit bats are thought to be Ebola virus host naturally belong to family Pteropodidae.
It is believed that humans initially acquire the infection from fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family but this suggestion remains a classroom theory as no infectious Ebola virus (EBOV) has ever been isolated from bats.
Fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family are considered to be the natural host of the Ebola virus.
The horses were initially contaminated by fruit bats that belong to the family Pteropodidae, endemic in one of the two affected villages and a known natural reservoir of Nipah Virus.
It is thought that fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family are natural Ebola virus hosts.
Transmission It is thought that fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family are natural Ebola virus hosts.