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Bats get blamed for the virus. But here in U.S., do bats face risk of human infections?

At the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats live under the bypass and come out at dusk.  (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
A colony of Mexican free-tailed bats under the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Corky Quirk is program coordinator for the Yolo Basin Foundation — and a bat aficionado.  (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
A Pallid bat at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Thousands of bats from the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area take flight at dusk. Bats play a vital role by eating insects that destroy crops.  (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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