Understanding the bushmeat market: Why do people risk infection from bat meat?

9 octubre 2014

Ebola, as with many emerging infections, is likely to have arisen due to human interaction with wild animals — most likely the practice of hunting and eating wild meat known as ‘bushmeat.’ A team of researchers has surveyed almost 600 people across southern Ghana to find out what drives consumption of bat bushmeat — and how people perceive the risks associated with the practice.