CNN: Baby bats are not endangered and are not in danger in their home states, according to a new study by a research team led by the University of California, Davis.
The findings of the research, which is part of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEI), are based on data collected from more than 7,000 bat nests across the U.S. and Canada, with a sample size of at least 15 bats per nest.
The research team found that bat nests were at least as likely to be bat-safe as non-bat nests.
The bat nests had fewer potential sources of infection, such as rodents, than non-nest nests.
The bats in bat nests did not pose a greater risk to humans than non.
The study also found that the majority of bat nests contained more than one bat, with bats in more than 40 percent of the nests.
In addition to bat nesting, the researchers found bats were not at risk of contracting disease from rodent bites.
The bats in bats nests were less likely to become infected with coronavirus than those in non-bats nests.
But bat nests in non bat nests also contained more infectious organisms, such a zoonotic agent that is considered a potential human health risk.NCEJ/CSIRO.com/APImages