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Scientists Study Which Animal Species May Cause Next Human Disease Outbreak

Scientists Study Which Animal Species May Cause Next Human Disease Outbreak

8/18/2017

Scientists have long known that many emerging diseases come from animal hosts, often those in remote parts of the world that become exposed as people move into new areas. In a new study, infectious disease specialists have quantified which animal species are most likely to harbor viruses that may be transferred to the human population.

Read more about the study on new sources of viral infections at National Public Radio. The original research can be viewed in the journal Nature.

More on all types of zoonoses can be found in the Merck Veterinary Manual.

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Scientists Study Which Animal Species May Cause Next Human Disease Outbreak

Scientists Study Which Animal Species May Cause Next Human Disease Outbreak

8/18/2017

Scientists have long known that many emerging diseases come from animal hosts, often those in remote parts of the world that become exposed as people move into new areas. In a new study, infectious disease specialists have quantified which animal species are most likely to harbor viruses that may be transferred to the human population.

Read more about the study on new sources of viral infections at National Public Radio. The original research can be viewed in the journal Nature.

More on all types of zoonoses can be found in the Merck Veterinary Manual.