Stopping the Spread of Animal-Borne Illnesses

Stopping the Spread of Animal-Borne Illnesses
Researchers stand in front of a cave entrance as they prepare to catch bats, at Sai Yok National Park, Kanchanaburi province, Thailand, July 31, 2020 (AP photo by Sakchai Lalit).

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is only one of many pathogens that originated among animals before spreading to humans. In fact, scientists are discovering more of these types of pathogens every year, largely as a result of global climate change and habitat destruction caused by humans.

Deborah Kochevar is the director of a project called STOP Spillover, which aims to better understand and prevent the spread of zoonotic diseases among humans. She joined WPR’s Elliot Waldman on the Trend Lines podcast this week to discuss her work.

Listen to the full conversation here:

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