Civet cats, bats, and other animals who spread deadly diseases
Wild animals are linked to the new strain of the coronavirus
HEALTH Zoonotic diseases
The world is panicking over the new strain of the coronavirus. If you're unaware, its origins have been traced to the sale of live exotic animals, such as civet cats and bats, at a market in Wuhan, China.
Indeed, a number of today's diseases have been passed on to humans by animals. Many of these diseases, called zoonoses, can be deadly and continue to claim lives every year. From HIV to Ebola, find out which other fatal diseases we've inherited from the animal kingdom in this gallery. Click on.
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