Figure 1: Emergence of zoonoses. | Nature Reviews Immunology

Figure 1: Emergence of zoonoses.

From: Studying immunity to zoonotic diseases in the natural host — keeping it real

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Over the past century, humanity has witnessed the emergence of numerous zoonotic infections that have resulted in varying numbers of human fatalities. Influenza viruses that originate from birds account for an important proportion of these deaths, and recently many new zoonotic viruses that originate in bats, such as Hendra virus, Nipah virus and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus, have caused outbreaks with high mortality rates. Hyperlinks to World Health Organization disease report updates are provided in Box 1. MERS, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus.

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