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A Bat Cave Run by Monks Shows It’s Hard to Banish Virus Risk

  • Bats harbor a high number of viruses that may threaten people
  • Smuggling of wild animals through Asia risks spreading viruses
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Every Saturday morning, a dozen or so villagers from a province about 60 miles west of Bangkok creep into a bat-festooned cave to scrape up the precious fecal deposits of its flourishing inhabitants.