2 edition of bats of West Africa found in the catalog.
bats of West Africa
D. R. Rosevear
Bibliography: p. 352-359.
|Statement||by D.R. Rosevear. With 2 plates in colour and 232 line drawings by Joanna Webb and the author.|
|LC Classifications||QL737.C5 R75|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvii, 418 p.|
|Number of Pages||418|
|LC Control Number||67116114|
The government of Liberia, in partnership with the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and EcoHealth Alliance, announced the discovery of Ebola virus in a bat in is the first finding of Zaire ebolavirus in a bat in West Africa, adding to other evidence suggesting bats serve as a natural wildlife reservoir for Ebola and. Scientists have found evidence of the deadly Ebola virus in a bat in Liberia, the first time the virus has been found in a bat in West Africa, researchers and officials announced Thursday.
By carefully extracting the threads of ancient Arab sources, oral traditions and archaeological studies, Michael Gomez weaves the early West African empires of Ghana, Mali and Songhay together and inextricably binds them to the rest of the world in a ground-breaking way. At interplay throughout the book are the criss-crossing fibers of religion, slavery, caste, ethnicity, race, and gender, the. Vodun cosmology centers around the vodun spirits and other elements of divine essence that govern the Earth, a hierarchy that range in power from major deities governing the forces of nature and human society to the spirits of individual streams, trees, and rocks, as well as dozens of ethnic vodun, defenders of a certain clan, tribe, or nation. The vodun are the center of religious life.
The West African epidemic, in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, is thought to have begun with a small boy in Guinea handling an infected bat, but the origin is not known for sure. Bats in southern Africa. There are nine different bat families in southern Africa. The vast majority of these bats are insect eating and the rest are fruit bats which feed on nectar or fruit. Of the 1, species of bats known worldwide only three are vampire bats.
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Price New from Used from Hardcover, Import "Please retry" $ — $ Hardcover $ 1 Used Price: $ The diverse bat communities of Africa provide a broad array of ecosystem services that directly and indirectly benefit human communities.
The migration routes of the straw-colored fruit bat (Eidolon helvum) across much of Sub-Saharan Africa are critical to the pollination and seed dispersal of native trees to help sustain Africa’s threatened forests. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.
In some parts of Africa, bats are considered a delicacy. Elsewhere, they are considered pests and killed to prevent the destruction of fruit crops and due to the musky odors and noise emanating from their roosting places.
Elsewhere, the flying mammals are slaughtered because of superstition. In West and Central Africa, they are harvested for. Bats are increasingly being recognized as hosts for pathogens that affect humans and livestock ().The – outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa demonstrates how human–bat interactions in even remote locations can trigger infection chains that affect global public health and strain the national health care systems in Africa ().
The Bats of West Africa.D. Rosevear. British Museum (Natural History), London, xviii + pp. Illus. £7 15s. Pages in category "Bats of Africa" The following pages are in this category, out of approximately total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
There are about 5, mammal species in the world and 1, of those are bats. The fruit bats, or flying foxes, that we know about from the old world tropics, Australia, Africa, South East Asia, are a big group with around species. All the others are insect-eating bats (although some also eat fruit).
The Living Safely with Bats resource was piloted in Sierra Leone and Tanzania (in collaboration with a US Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency project also working at the bat-human interface) to garner input on ways to improve both the content and the process of delivery.
A comprehensive review of the book was also conducted in Guinea. About this book. Contains species accounts for all the region's 74 species of bats, with descriptions and diagnostic features as well as information on habitat, social and roosting habits, diet, reproduction, echolocation call, distribution and conservation status, providing the prospective bat-watcher with both an authoritative species identification guide and a practical handbook.
The straw-coloured fruit bat (Eidolon helvum) is a large fruit bat that is the most widely distributed of all the African is quite common throughout its area ranging from the southwestern Arabian Peninsula, across forest and savanna zones of sub-Saharan is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List due to a decreasing population trend.
Marburg virus, harbored by Egyptian fruit bats, has caused 12 known outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa. Inthe largest event of its kind sickened people in Angola, about 90% of them fatally.
The most recent outbreak struck Uganda in The change involved in Darina’s research is the well-known drying of West Africa three to four million years ago, when it changed from wet forest to dry savannah. Multiple studies are documenting forest-adapted species in West Africa that seem to have high genetic diversity within a species, as well as species that are found nowhere else.
In contrast, during the West African Ebola outbreak, 4 out of 10 people reported ill later died. Ebola and Marburg are in the same family of viruses. This new study is the first time Marburg virus has been found in West Africa and the first time an Angola-like strain has been found in Egyptian rousette bats.
Scientists announced the first finding of Zaire ebolavirus in a bat in West Africa, adding to other evidence suggesting bats serve as a natural wildlife reservoir for Ebola and other related viruses. Rosevear () on West African bats and Monadjem et al.
(b) on Central and Southern African bats, as well as. Aggundey and Schlitter (), Thorn et al. (), and.
This bat species may be the source of the Ebola epidemic that killed more t people in West Africa. By Kai Kupferschmidt Jan. 24,AM. The huge Ebola epidemic that struck West. The present study investigated the presence, prevalence, and genetic diversity of Bartonella spp.
in five bat species and one bat fly species from Nigeria, West Africa. A total of fruit-eating bats belonging to four genera constituted % of the study population, while the remaining 16 bats belonged to an insectivorous bat species (C.
The West African outbreak occurred in an extremely resource-poor area that lacked basic infrastructure and was recovering from the effects of decades of civil war. The consequences of civil instability included the collapse of government institutions and schools, disruption of traditional societal values and structures, poor education standards.
Here we report the results of serological surveys for henipavirus infection in fruit bats in Ghana, a country in West Africa approximately km from the nearest pteropid bat populations.
Results The numbers of each species of bat tested and the serology results using a Luminex binding assay  are presented in Table 1. Risk of infection via exposure to high-density bat colonies is well documented for the Marburg virus (MARV), a virus also in the Filoviridae family (Amman et al, ).
Our findings support the idea that bats were the source of the current EVD epidemic in West Africa and enlarge the list of plausible reservoirs to include insectivorous bats.