Lytico-bodig disease

Lytico-bodig disease

There was a mysterious disease named Lytico-bodig disease that existed in Guam. It was the leading cause of adult death between 1945 and 1956. Fruit bats were part of the local diet at the time and became extinct as a result of overhunting. A decline in fruit bat consumption led to a decline in the incidence of the disease.

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