Bats and COVID-19, an unfair story

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Title Bats and COVID-19, an unfair story
Los murciélagos y la COVID-19, una injusta historia
Creator Galindo-González, Jorge
Medellín, Rodrigo A.
Description Zoonoses such as rabies, malaria, dengue and many others have affected humans since our origin. In the face of Covid-19, our aim is to highlight that bats are not to blame for the pandemic, on the contrary; there are many health services provided by bats to human beings, agriculture, food and the economy, among others. SARS-CoV-2 has not been found in any bats. Covid-19 transmission is humans-to-human; 70% of zoonotic diseases, such as SARS or MERS, come from wild animals, so it is necessary to eliminate the illegal sale of wild animals in unsanitary markets, which represent a source of contagion and proliferation of emerging infectious diseases. The extermination of bats is detrimental, not only for animals and the ecosystem, but for our health, economy and well-being.
Las zoonosis, como la rabia, el paludismo o el dengue, han afectado a los humanos desde nuestro origen. Ante la COVID-19, nuestro objetivo es destacar que los murciélagos no son los culpables de la pandemia; por el contrario, son muchos los servicios que proporcionan al ser humano en la salud, la agricultura, la alimentación y la economía. No se ha encontrado el SARS-CoV-2 en ningún murciélago: el contagio de la COVID-19 es entre humanos. El 70% de las enfermedades zoonóticas, como el SARS o el MERS, proviene de animales silvestres comercializados ilegalmente, por lo que es necesario eliminar la venta ilegal en mercados insalubres que representan un foco de contagios y proliferación de enfermedades infecciosas emergentes. El exterminio de murciélagos es perjudicial, no sólo para los propios murciélagos y el ecosistema, sino para nuestra salud, economía y bienestar.
Publisher Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México
Date 2021-03-27
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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Source CIENCIA ergo-sum; Vol. 28 Núm. 2 (2021): CIENCIA ergo-sum (julio-octubre 2021)
CIENCIA ergo-sum; Vol. 28 Núm. 2 (2021): CIENCIA ergo-sum (julio-octubre 2021)
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