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Animal Infections and the Next Pandemic

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Hour 1:      Where will the next human pandemic originate? According to our guest this hour, science writer David Quammen, it will likely start with an animal-human interaction. Quammen will join us to discuss the risks we face and his new book “Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic” (W. W. Norton & Company, 2012).

  • Greg Dimijian

    Spillover is a masterpiece of research and reporting. David Quammen has done a great service to the professional and lay community. One question: why do you suppose South America, where tropical forests are as biodiverse as in Africa and Asia, has had less spillover of emerging viral infections? Gregory G. Dimijian, M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas

  • Greg Dimijian

    Spillover is a masterpiece of research and reporting. David Quammen has done a great service to the professional and lay community. One question: why do you suppose South America, where tropical forests are as biodiverse as in Africa and Asia, has had less spillover of emerging viral infections? Gregory G. Dimijian, M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas

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