1,168,675 views | Arinjay Banerjee • TED-Ed
Why bats don't get sick
Consider a bat that is infected with several deadly viruses, including ones that cause rabies, SARS, and Ebola. While this diagnosis would be lethal for other mammals, the winged wonder is totally unfazed, and may even spend the next 30 years living as if this were totally normal— because for bats, it is. So what's protecting bats from these dangerous infections? Arinjay Banerjee investigates. [Directed by Cabong Studios, narrated by Adrian Dannatt, music by Júlio Muzzi and Astrolábio Studio].