Study: Hibernation slows the spread of rabies among bats

06/7/2011 | Scientist online (free registration), The

U.S. researchers have created a model that simulates how rabies is transmitted between big brown bats and found that rabies virus replication stops when the animals enter hibernation. "Hibernation for the virus is almost like putting it in freeze-frame or putting it into Carbonite," said Colorado State University biological modeler Dylan George.

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