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Animals and bees know to social distance when sick

Fast Company 08/14/2020

Maybe humans aren’t so smart after all. Researchers from Hamilton College, Virginia Tech and the University of Pittsburgh reviewed studies about how animal socialized during epidemics and found a wide variety of species take active steps to avoid spreading illness further. These include: unhealthy bats avoiding healthy ones, sick bees not returning to hives, apes and monkeys joining new groups or refraining from grooming other members who are ill.

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