How the virus jumps from animals to humans
The new coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China, has killed almost 500 people and prompted the Chinese government to impose severe travel restrictions within the country. The virus has spread to at least 24 other countries, including the U.S. American air carriers have suspended flights to and from China. The U.S. government is barring from entering the country any foreign nationals who visited China within the last 14 days.
Our guest, science writer David Quammen, says the new coronavirus is just the latest example of an ominous trend – humans contracting deadly contagious viruses from wild animals.<P>David Quammen Explains Goats and Soda NPR