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We must better protect wildlife to prevent future pandemics

08/04/2021 09:11 AM | Click to read full article

Zoonotic diseases are those infections that can pass between species from animals to humans, as well as from humans to animals.

Most (60.3 per cent) emerging infectious diseases affecting humans had an animal origin. While COVID-19’s original jump to humans occurred quietly, the long-term consequences of this transmission are undeniable.