Lessons from the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak

Emerging Zoonoses and the Risk Posed by Wildlife Markets

By Amanda Fine and Aili Kang | March 16, 2020

Because of their size, the ability to fly and their unique immune system, bats represent an important virus reservoir. Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS.

With new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) being reported every day across the globe, we are starkly reminded that handling or coming into close contact with wildlife, their body parts, and excreta poses a risk of…