The hovelstood in the centre of what had once been a vegetable garden, but was now a patch of rankweeds. Surrounding this, almost like a zareba, was an irregularring of gorse and brambles, an unclaimed vestige of the original common.
Nothing was too small to receive attention, if a supervisingeye could suggestimprovementslikely to conduce to the commonwelfare. Mr. Gordon Burnage, for instance, personallyvisiteddust-bins and backpremises, accompanied by a sort of village bailiff, going his roundlike a commanding officerdoingbillets.
Batshostmanyhigh-profileviruses that can infecthumans, including severe acuterespiratory syndrome and Ebola. A recent studyexplored the ecologicalvariables that maycontribute to bats’ propensity to harbor such zoonoticdiseases by comparing them with anotherorder of commonreservoirhosts: rodents.
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