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Breaking barriers

Are you familiar with the word ‘zoonoses’? Maybe not. But you’ve probably heard of rabies, swine flu and Ebola. These are all zoonoses – aka diseases that can be transmitted to humans from animals. Why is it that certain diseases can cross the species barrier? Find out in this week’s pick, which we’ve selected to mark World Zoonoses Day on 6 July.

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