Disease evolution: how new illnesses emerge when we change how we live (primarily zoonotic diseases that can jump from animals to us)

Disease evolution: how new illnesses emerge when we change how we live (primarily zoonotic diseases that can jump from animals to us)

Simon Reid, Associate Professor or Communicable Disease Control, The University of Queensland discusses how 'a small “spillover” outbreak from animals (can turn) into a major epidemic, as seen in the most recent Ebola epidemic.  Essentially, humans put themselves in harm’s way just by going about their daily business of growing or harvesting food and seeking shelter'.  SARS and the Zika virus also get specific mention: theconversation.com/disease...

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