While the bats are infected, they shed large quantities of virus that can infect other animals.
Ebola Reston, it seemed, could infect humans, but never became symptomatic.
That means there are diseases out there now that could infect millions in the decades to come.
infect in·fect (ĭn-fěkt')
v. in·fect·ed, in·fect·ing, in·fects
To contaminate with a pathogenic microorganism or agent.
To communicate a pathogen or disease to another organism.
To invade and produce infection in an organ or body part.