Over the last two decades the world has been experiencing a global viral epidemic of zoonoticorigins1,2. Zoonosis is the name given to diseases or infections that can be transmitted between humans and animals. Zoonotic viruses that are of particular interest are the viruses that are transmitted from animals (usuallyvertebrates) to humans. The latest examples of zoonotic viruses are HIV, avian (bird) flu (H5N1,outbreaks in 2006-2013), swine flu (H1N1,outbreaks in 2009-2010), Ebola (EVD or EHF,ongoing out brakes), SARS (SARS-CoV,outbreak in 2003).
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