The Corona Virus and Human / Animal Interaction

A new strain of the Corona Virus, the Novel CoronaVirus was first found in Wuhan in China on the 11th and 12th of January. The virus was confirmed to be first contracted and spread from a seafood market in Wuhan. It has so far killed (182) people with 7 confirmed cases in Australia,  However, there is also a surprising correlation between humans and animals regarding viruses and diseases as many found in humans were spread by animals. Examples include whooping cough from dogs and measles  from cattle. So since there is enough information surrounding the Corona Virus we thought we would discuss more about how the virus mutates from animals to humans and what implications this has.

To tell us more about the human/animal disease correlation and the new Coronavirus in China earlier, we were joined by by Dr. Simon Reid from the University of Queensland.

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