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Caption Maureen Kessler, a Ph.D. student in ecology at MSU, has won a Fulbright to study giant Australian bats commonly called flying foxes, and their role in the spread of Hendra virus. Kessler said the virus infects horses and humans in Australia, but understanding the virus’ system may hold clues to understanding other contagions, such as SARS, MERS and Ebola. MSU photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez.
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