How do viruses jump from animals to humans?
The dangerous process that leads to the likes of the coronavirus
Humans and animals are living in closer proximity than ever before. The demands on the livestock industry and the environment in general are intensifying thanks to our ever expanding population. The pandemic is raising questions about these practices, and how they may have contributed to this global crisis.
Indeed, when you examine what it takes for an animal virus to jump to a human, it's quite clear that we're increasing the risk of catching viruses like the coronavirus. Click through the following gallery to see how it all works.
LIFESTYLE Animal kingdom
CELEBRITY Celebrity deaths
HEALTH Middle age