Tag: spillover

December 21, 2021

Coronavirus spillover from humans to animals likely

Recent research backs the notion that humans have transmitted the virus that causes COVID-19 to animals around the world, raising concerns that animals could serve as a reservoir for the...

April 21, 2020

Close human-wildlife contact means more possible disease spread

Habitat degradation, wildlife exploitation and wildlife adaptation to anthropogenic resources all put animals in closer contact with people, which researchers say help zoonotic diseases — like the novel coronavirus —...