Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 23, 2022

Researchers find humans have given wild animals their diseases nearly 100 times

YubaNet reports

A research team led by scientists at Georgetown University has found that humans give viruses back to animals more often than previously thought.

In a study published in Ecology Letters, the authors describe nearly 100 different cases where diseases have undergone “spillback” from humans to wild animals, much like how SARS-CoV-2 has spread in mink farms, lions and tigers in zoos, and wild white-tailed deer.

Read more at  Researchers find humans have given wild animals their diseases nearly 100 times – YubaNet


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