COVID-19, Ebola, bird flu: What risks do zoonotic infections pose?

From Global News.

Bird flu continues to spread around the world. So far only a small number of people have been infected, and most through animal contact. But scientists worry it could spread further.

The H5N1 avian flu is a zoonotic disease, meaning it jumped from animals to humans in what’s called a spillover event.

Global’s Nathaniel Dove explains how zoonotic infections spread and what risk such a disease could pose.

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