Why Animal Diseases Are Infecting Humans More Frequently

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Heard On The Morning Show
A pangolin
A pangolin at the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa. (David Brossard/ CC BY-SA 2.0)

The coronavirus that brought the world to a halt may have come from an endangered animal called the pangolin. We talk to a journalist who wrote a 2012 book about why diseases are passing from animals to humans with greater frequency — and what it means for the future.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • David Quammen Guest

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