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To prevent an illness from spreading around the workplace, some employers will send their sick staff members home and replace them with healthy versions. New research suggests that this practice does the opposite of what's intended, causing the disease to spread even more rapidly.

Researchers working in Africa are the first to observe monkeys preying on bats. The unusual behaviour, which may have something to do with loss of habitat, could explain how dangerous diseases such as Ebola spread among species -- and eventually to humans.