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Areas where the next pandemic could emerge are revealed – EurekAlert

An international team of human- and animal health experts has incorporated environmental, social and economic considerations — including air transit centrality…

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IMAGE: Illustrative map of ‘red-alert’ zone. Circles represent approximate location of risk; circle size indicates level of risk.
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Credit: Michael Walsh, University of Sydney
KEY FINDINGS

  • Almost half the world’s most connected cities straddle animal-human spillover hotspots
  • 14-20 percent of these cities are in areas with poor health infrastructure, meaning infections resulting from spillovers are likely to go unreported
  • South and southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa have the most…

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