Australian officials have turned to GPS tracking units to track and monitor the whereabouts of a flying fox in hopes of learning more about the transmission of the Hendra virus and reducing its spread to other species of bats and horses.

The GPS tracker unit will track the feeding, sleeping and flying time of the flying fox.  Flying foxes are one of more than 60-species of bats in Australia , and include 4 of the world’s largest bats.  Queensland has reported  11 horse deaths due to the Hendra virus this year.


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