Health Check : The shrew behind mysterious brain inflammation

As scientists try to identify a new respiratory illness in China we report on another medical mystery. German researchers who looked at the brains of people who died of encephalitis – an inflammation of the brain – found that they were infected with the same Borna virus carried by wild white-toothed shrews. They think that humans might catch the virus when their cats catch the rodents and bring them home. Interview: 3:33 - 9:50

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