Ebola

Scientists Identify Bombali Ebolavirus in Bats in Guinea

September 09, 2019
Team Members Are Engaging With Local Communities

The sixth ebolavirus, Bombali virus, has been detected in insect-eating bats in Guinea. In addition to findings reported by researchers earlier this month, scientists from the University of California, Davis, detected the virus in Angolan free-tailed bats roosting inside people’s houses in Guéckedou and Kissidougou.

$9M to Preempt Zoonotic Spillover Threats, Protect Military and Local Communities

February 19, 2019

Predicting the emergence of highly pathogenic viruses in animals and preventing them from spilling over to humans is the goal of a multi-million-dollar cooperative agreement from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) with collaborating researchers at the University of California, Davis; the University of Idaho; and Plymouth University in England.