The citizens of Guinea are going to have to lay off of the bat soup if they want to control the spread of the Ebola virus. Oh – and no grilled bat, either.
To combat the spread of this deadly disease, Guinean officials have taken the unusual step of banning the consumption of bat soup, grilled bat and other local delicacies.
“We discovered the vector [infectious] agent of the Ebola virus is the bat,” Remy Lamah, the country’s health minister, told Bloomberg News. “We sent messages everywhere to announce the ban. People must even avoid consumption of rats and monkeys. They are very dangerous animals.”