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Zoonosis and host range

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New viruses that infect humans may have crossed over from

and this crossing over of an animal pathogen to humans is called zoonosis

This wouldn’t happen normally due to the difference in cell types and proteins between animals and humans – the virus is adapted to infect the animal and is limited to the animal hosts. This is the

A small zoonosis occurring means small outbreaks of viruses, which is limited to a certain area. However, if the virus then mutates to become more virulent and pathogenic, it may cause a



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