CDC WARNING: AVOID WILD APES, MONKEYS & FRUIT BATS IN THE U.S.
November 1, 2014
The CDC has posted a new infographic on Twitter earlier today, on the exact ways that Ebola is spread and titled "FACTS ABOUT EBOLA IN THE U.S." The infographic also provides text commentary on the bottom, with other particulars regarding Ebola and its transmission. Keep in mind, the CDC clearly labeled this infographic for those IN the United States.
One would think the CDC would know that there are no naturally living primates, monkeys or apes in the United States, nor Fruit Bats.
Four species of apes exist: gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans and bonobos. Chimpanzees, gorillas and bonobos live in Africa, while orangutans live on islands in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Fruit bats live in Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. Most of the bats in the world—and all the bats in the United States—are microbats. And most microbats eat insects or other small animals.
We did provide the CDC with the information they needed to correct their infographic for the next round of publication, which will undoubtedly be in the next few days (in keeping with their penchant for turning out new "interim" guidelines to control Ebola on a nearly an every other day basis).