By now most people know that SARS-CoV-2 is a virus that emerged from an animal host. Zoonotic transmission is when pathogens spillover from animals into humans.
Dr. Celine Gounder is the host of EPIDEMIC, a podcast about the science, public health, and social impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. In this excerpt from the podcast she speaks to two experts who study how viruses like SARS-CoV-2 jump from animals to humans.
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