David Quammen

Oct. 19, 2012

When Infections "Spillover"

Will the next human pandemic start in an animal? Writer David Quammen talks about Ebola, HIV and other diseases that “Spillover” from animals to humans.

zoonotic disease, zoonoses, animal diseases, crossover, spillover, virus, plague, ebola, west nile virus, HIV

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