Ep. 30 – Sonia Shah on how animal microbes become human pandemics

Ep. 30 – Sonia Shah on how animal microbes become human pand...

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Roughly two-thirds of emerging infectious diseases — including COVID-19 and almost all recent epidemics — originate in the bodies of animals. Microbes have spilled over from animals to humans for time immemorial, but, as our species dominates the biosphere and transforms the frequency and nature of human-animal interactions, the rate at which microbes are jumping … Continue reading Ep. 30 – Sonia Shah on how animal microbes become human pandemics →
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Roughly two-thirds of emerging infectious diseases — including COVID-19 and almost all recent epidemics — originate in the bodies of animals. Microbes have spilled over from animals to humans for time immemorial, but, as our species dominates the biosphere and transforms the frequency and nature of human-animal interactions, the rate at which microbes are jumping … Continue reading Ep. 30 – Sonia Shah on how animal microbes become human pandemics →
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