You’ve likely heard doctor’s warnings about flu season before, but what about cross-species infection? As humans continue to encroach on biodiverse regions around the world, the likelihood of human interactions with new deadly pathogens increases. And to make matters worse, scientists have already confirmed a human cold virus infecting a population of wild chimpanzees in Uganda. PNM reporter Will Cushman talks to UW-Madison epidemiologist Tony Goldberg about the deadly consequences of spillover infections.
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