Viruses, like the COVID-19, that jump from animals to humans are called ‘Zoonotic’ diseases and they have caused some of the world’s most devastating pandemics.
Since 1940, of the roughly 400 emerging infectious diseases that have been identified, more than 60 percent have animal origins.
So, could we prevent and control these diseases – before they become full-blown pandemics – by studying animals? Full Frame talks with epidemiologist, Professor Jonna Mazet, to find out.
And, to understand how outbreaks can be controlled we talk with Doctor Jeremy Brown, author of the book ‘Influenza’.