Covid-19

Bats can be carriers of diseases such as coronaviruses and rabies, but these diseases are not a danger to humans unless people come into contact with bat blood or saliva.  (Image: via   pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Are Bats to Blame for the COVID-19 Crisis?

Horseshoe bats in China are a natural wildlife reservoir of SARS-like coronaviruses. Some health experts think wildlife markets — specifically in Wuhan, China – led to the spillover of the new coronavirus into human populations. Though not confirmed, the hypothesis…

Exploitation of wildlife by humans through hunting, trade, habitat degradation, and urbanization facilitates close contact between wildlife and humans, which increases the risk of virus spillover.  (Image: UC Davis)

The Link Between Virus Spillover and the Environment

As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, a common question is, can infectious diseases be connected to environmental change? Yes, indicates a study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Exploitation of wildlife by humans through hunting, trade, habitat degradation,…

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U.S. Accuses China of Stealing COVID-19 Research

The Trump administration has condemned Beijing’s attempt to steal American COVID-19 research. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanded that the Chinese Communist Party stop the theft attempts.

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Are Bats to Blame for the COVID-19 Crisis?

Horseshoe bats in China are a natural wildlife reservoir of SARS-like coronaviruses. Some health experts think wildlife markets — specifically in Wuhan, China – led to the spillover of the…

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The Link Between Virus Spillover and the Environment

As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, a common question is, can infectious diseases be connected to environmental change? Yes, indicates a study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society…

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10 Measures to Protect Yourself From the Coronavirus

The coronavirus (COVID-19), which originated in Wuhan, China, is quickly becoming a pandemic as it spreads to many other countries. An American expert recommended 10 protective measures for you and your family to…