Desmodus rotundus (IMAGE) Oxford University Press USA Caption A new paper in Behavioral Ecology finds that wild vampire bats that are sick spend less time near others from their community, which slows how quickly a disease will spread. The research team had previously seen this behavior in the lab, and used a field experiment to confirm it in the wild. Credit Sherri and Brock Fenton/Behavioral Ecology Usage Restrictions Please credit Sherri and Brock Fenton/Behavioral Ecology License Licensed content 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.