Closely related Mammals are more likely to transmit viruses to one another ?

And Bats carry lots of viruses which are deadly yet are immune to their own viruses.

the secret lies what gives them this immunity to their own viruses perhaps ?

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  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Time spent with a genetic parasite, a virus, confers a certain amount of immunity in a host population. By 'time spent', I mean thousands of host generations. Bat populations have lived with their resident viruses for millions of years. That's when we bungled into the jungle where we've never been before and introduced ourselves as the new mammal on the block with zero immunity with a population that spans the globe

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes. The similarity between species, for example, transfer between mammals, is believed to be facilitated by similar immunological defenses.

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  • 2 months ago

    i dont think so

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