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Electrified Bats as source for vaccine to fight deadly Viruses like Filoviruses, Coronavirus etc.: A Hypothetical approach.


Ethnic knowledge of common people gained from ancestors can’t be denied. It is believed that the consumption of meat of electrified Bats may cure the disease related to breathing problems like Asthma although the bats are the reservoir of deadly viruses like Filoviruses, Ebola, rabies etc. If we correlate the same scientifically, Electrified bat or cooked meat of bat might act as vaccine where the virulence factor of the viruses might get lost due to electric shock or heating and help in boosting the immune system of consumers to fight against the disease-causing deadly viruses.
As there is no current information available regarding curing diseases by consumption of bat meats or processed meats for effective inactivation of the deadly viruses, therefore, it may be core research area for validation of the hypothesis for the benefit of mankind. 


Know what is Vaccine

A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular infectious disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins, or one of its surface proteins. The agent stimulates the body's immune system to recognize the agent as a threat, destroy it, and to further recognize and destroy any of the microorganisms associated with that agent that it may encounter in the future. Vaccines can be prophylactic (to prevent or ameliorate the effects of a future infection by a natural or "wild" pathogen), or therapeutic (e.g., vaccines against cancer, which are being investigated). The administration of vaccines is called vaccination. Vaccination is the most effective method of preventing infectious diseases; widespread immunity due to vaccination is largely responsible for the worldwide eradication of smallpox and the restriction of diseases such as polio, measles, and tetanus from much of the world. The effectiveness of vaccination has been widely studied and verified; for example, vaccines that have proven effective include the influenza vaccine, the HPV vaccine, and the chicken pox vaccine. The terms vaccine and vaccination are derived from Variolae vaccinae (smallpox of the cow), the term devised by Edward Jenner to denote cowpox. He used it in 1798 in the long title of his Inquiry into the Variolae vaccinae Known as the Cow Pox, in which he described the protective effect of cowpox against smallpox. In 1881, to honor Jenner, Louis Pasteur proposed that the terms should be extended to cover the new protective inoculations then being developed. (source: Wikipedia  )

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