Why Do Bats Transmit So Many Diseases?

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Bats are found in the folklore of about every region on Earth. People seem to either think they're cute or be completely repulsed by them. Their nocturnal habits, unusual appearance, reputation of being diseased and association in legend with vampires and bloodsucking doesn't help their fear factor. Are bats getting a bad rap? Minute Earth takes on the topic of bats, particularly their being carriers of disease, in this video. Via Science Dump

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