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Teaching Species Spillover: How viruses mutate and jump species

Species Spillover: How viruses mutate and jump species

Understanding how the tiger in the Bronx Zoo got sick and whether or not we can get sick from our pets requires a deeper understanding of how viruses work. I am a virologist, which means I study viruses and the diseases they cause. To explain what happened to the tiger, and the potential danger of your pets, I need to explain how viruses mutate and jump species.

Steve Wylie, Adjunct Associate Professor, Murdoch University
The Conversation


Why do scientists think that pets are unlikely to transfer the coronavirus to owners?
RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.4 - Key Terms & Tone, RI.7 - Diverse Media


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