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The link between virus spillover, wildlife extinction and the environment

15-Apr-20 14:00

The link between virus spillover, wildlife extinction and the environment

As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, a common question is, can infectious diseases be connected to environmental change? A new study published by the University of California, Davis' One Health Institute has indicated that it does. We explore the evidence the study provides, and how the processes that create wildlife population declines, also enable the transmission of animal viruses to humans.

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs, Tee Shiao Eek


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