Bats Are Among the Animals Being Studied for Their Potential to Carry and Spread Pathogens (image) Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Share Print E-Mail Caption The team is harnessing Big Data and AI to help forecast where the next zoonotic disease outbreak will take place. Bats are among the animals being studied for their potential to carry and spread pathogens. Credit (Photo by David Hayman) Usage Restrictions To promote this press release Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.