These maps reveal where rats, monkeys, and other mammals may pass diseases on to humans

Posted by on June 14, 2016 5:36 pm
Categories: health

The majority of infectious diseases currently emerging as human epidemics originated in mammals. Yet we still know very little about the global patterns of mammal-to-human pathogen transmission. As a first step, researchers have assembled summative world maps of what’s on record about mammal-to-human diseases.

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