Don’t blame the bats: Human activities increase pandemic risk

Grey-headed flying fox bats

By Carlyn Kranking Medill Reports Some of the largest pandemics in history, including HIV/AIDS, Ebola and COVID-19, started in animals and then passed to humans. For the last century, about two viruses per year have passed, or “spilled over,” from animals to people. These diseases are known as “zoonotic.” But just because they come from […]