What's The Next Global Disease Threat? Some Predictions

Published: Nov 08, 2016

Wondering what the next SARS or Zika-like disease heading our way might be? At a conference this past weekend in the Austrian capital, a leading researcher made some predictions.

Kevin Olival, the associate vice president for research at the nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance, used a formula that takes into account the number of animal species a virus can infect and the number of vectors — think types of mosquitoes or ticks — that can transmit it.

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